“I do not believe Justin Trudeau is going to bring in the legalization of marijuana and as proof that … we are still seeing, particularly young, Canadians being criminalized by simple possession of marijuana,” said B.C. MP Peter Julian.
I hate to parrot a puppet yet here is a politician that may have cut a few strings. WHY harass, arrest and criminalize Canadians indeed? Continued Raids and arrests ring loud and clear to most as another broken election promise.
Trudeau referred again to that rough timetable a few weeks ago when he said the legislation would be introduced before the summer. But at the same time he also warned that it wasn’t yet open season for the legal sale of marijuana.
“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” Trudeau said in Halifax March 1.
That warning became more concrete a week later, when police in Toronto, Vancouver and other cities carried out raids on marijuana dispensaries and charged several people with possession and trafficking, including noted pot advocates Marc and Jodie Emery.
Trudeau’s promise to legalize marijuana was seen as one of the reasons for the Liberals’ strong showing among youth voters in the 2015 election.
Provinces to control sales
The federal government will be in charge of making sure the country’s marijuana supply is safe and secure and Ottawa will license producers.
But the provinces will have the right to decide how the marijuana is distributed and sold. Provincial governments will also have the right to set price.
While Ottawa will set a minimum age of 18 to buy marijuana, the provinces will have the option of setting a higher age limit if they wish.
4 plants per household (down from 5)
As for Canadians who want to grow their own marijuana, they will be limited to four plants per household.
Legalizing marijuana was one of the more controversial promises Justin Trudeau made as he campaigned to become prime minister.
This obviously all in an attempt to control and monopolise as they have done with alcohol, tobacco & gaming. Government pretends it has concerns for children yet has child poverty rates on the rise. Vancouver have no money for over 2000 school children and Canada has over 200 communities without drinking water can we really be expected to believe this is about anything but money and monopoly?