THE LOWDOWN ON CANADA’S PLAN TO LEGALIZE: Maple Won’t Be the Only Leaf Canada is Known For

The cannabis community has been lit up with enthusiasm about Canada’s game changing decision to become the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to fully legalize the flower we all know and love. Canada plans to take a polished and progressive approach to the legalization of cannabis, including potential pardons for those with criminal records due to cannabis offenses. That being said there are some that don’t agree with the decision to approach cannabis with the same distaste that they have historically done with big tobacco.

According to Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed to manage the new legislation, “Criminal prohibition has failed to protect our kids and our communities.” The understanding that allowing the black market to control the distribution of marijuana hasn’t reigned in the number of young people using the drug is a large aspect of the recent legislation.


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