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Canada unveils legislation to legalise cannabis

22 April 2017, 01:41 | Rodolfo Wallace

Justin Trudeau has promised to make cannabis use legal for adults by July 2018

Justin Trudeau has promised to make cannabis use legal for adults by July 2018

The law would allow adults to legally possess as much as 30 grams of marijuana, around an ounce, in public.

The legislation "seeks to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis, and it will make Canada safer", said Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice, on Thursday. The minimum legal age would be 18, though provinces would be able to raise that.Only cannabis grown by a federally licensed producer will be available for sale, though Canadians could grow up to four plants at home.

The federal government is steering Canada into a bold and risky social experiment with proposed new laws legalizing recreational marijuana for those aged 18 and older - and stringent new criminal sanctions for those who break them.

The driving objective of the Liberal government's plan is to address Canada's "very high rates" of cannabis use among young people that are among the highest rates in the world, Philpott said. In many cases, it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes.

Prior to the tainted cannabis problems, Health Canada said it would take a "zero-tolerance" approach to unsafe pesticides if they were discovered, and that companies could lose their licenses.

"What we will see is that the regulation surrounding cannabis will become harmonized with those surrounding alcohol", Battley said.

Legal marijuana in Canada, one of the U.S.'s strongest allies, could be a game-changer for domestic marijuana policy discussions in the states.

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After questions being raised on how the government will keep a track if people are driving under the influence of marijuana, the government has indicated that it will allow the police to test people's saliva to know whether the driver is driving under the influence of marijuana.

The plan is to have a legalized-pot system in place by the end of June 2018, he added.

"Our system will actually be the better one".

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In January, Health Canada announced it would begin randomly testing marijuana growers for such chemicals as a way of policing them. "Despite decades of criminal prohibition, Canadians - including 21% of our youth and 30% of young adults - continue to use cannabis at among the highest rates in the world", said Bill Blair, the MP and former Toronto police chief tapped to lead the government's plans for legalisation. He told the Straight that he is a director of the Vancouver Dispensary Society, a registered nonprofit that sells medicinal marijuana at two Vancouver locations. "The Cannabis Act reflects an evidence-based approach that will protect Canadians' public health and safety".

Goodale said they've been close touch with the USA government on the proposed law and noted exporting and importing marijuana will continue to be illegal.

"I want to highlight", Goodale said, "that under the proposed act, it will remain illegal to import into Canada or export from Canada, cannabis and cannabis products- unless exceptionally authorized by Health Canada". The bill does say, however, that it would be against the law to sell cannabis in a package, or with a label, that could be interpreted as being appealing to children and youth.



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