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28 March 2017 - Marijuana to be legal in Canada in 2018

Publié par Marion Coste le 28/03/2017

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Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018
David Cochrane (CBC News, 26/03/2017)
The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.
CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.
Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the marijuana file for the government, briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll-out plan and the legislation during caucus meetings this weekend, according to a senior government official who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity.

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Regulating Marijuana

Trudeau government to legalize marijuana by Canada Day 2018: reports
Emma McIntosh (The Star, 26/03/2017)
The Liberal government plans to announce legislation next month that will legalize recreational marijuana use nationally by Canada Day 2018, CBC News reported Sunday night.
The report, aired first on CBC’s flagship TV show, The National, said the government plans to introduce the legislation the week of April 10.
Another report, however, indicated the bill would be introduced on April 20, or 4/20, a symbolic date for marijuana users.

Summer of 2018

Canada's slacker pot legalization could create interprovincial haze
Bartley Kives (CBC News, 27/03/2017)
On the south side of the 49th parallel, where football has four downs and Kinder Surprises are illegal, the rules governing weed are all over the place.
In U.S. states such as Colorado and Washington, all cannabis products are completely legal. In Delaware and Illinois, medical cannabis is kosher, but recreational weed has merely been decriminalized.
In North Dakota and Arizona, medical marijuana is legal, but recreational cannabis remains against the law. In Utah and Oklahoma, legalization applies only to medical cannabis products containing cannabidiol, a chemical that doesn't get humans high.
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Less Government?

Legalizing marijuana should mean less government, not more
Editorial (Toronto Sun, 27/03/2017)
Ontario is still suffering from a hundred year hangover after Canada ended its brief and failed experiment with alcohol prohibition. Let’s hope the state doesn’t get stoned as well.
There are a number of medical and legal reasons to consider following news the Liberal government intends to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018. But there’s also one major governmental one to keep in mind: bloated bureaucracy.
In the coming days the Ontario government will release its annual sunshine list – the tally of public sector workers bringing home over $100,000 annually.

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"28 March 2017 - Marijuana to be legal in Canada in 2018", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2017. Consulté le 14/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2017/28-march-2017-marijuana-to-be-legal-in-canada-in-2018