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Government unveils proposed marijuana legislation

Arthur Frazier | 25 April, 2017, 13:38

Adults 18 and over would be able to possess legally up to 30 grams - just over an ounce - of dried cannabis, and an as-of-yet unspecified amount of concentrates.

The move to legalize recreational use of marijuana is supported by a strong majority of Canadians, but is not without controversy and is sure to provoke a fierce debate in parliament over the coming months.

Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada voted previous year to approve the use of recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

The proposed Cannabis Act would make it illegal to sell marijuana packaged or labelled in a way that could be construed as appealing to young people, to include testimonials or endorsements, or to depict a person, character or animal. The four new recreational states, which grant cannabis freedom to adults 21 and older, joined Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Washington, D.C., and OR in ending decades of the failed policy of marijuana prohibition.

"We know the largest misdeeds of marijuana use happens at a lower age than 18, 19 years of age, and I think this is a responsible approach that we have found in terms of balance that is both practical and useful". The provinces also will decide how the drug will be sold and distributed.

Since September, Canada has been pushing the U.S. to change a policy that bans Canadians who admit to having used marijuana from travelling to the United States. Medical marijuana is already legal in Canada.

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"The law as it stands today has been an abject failure", said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, noting that Canadian teens are among the world's biggest users of cannabis, which they now buy from illicit sources. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (OGI.V), which has almost doubled, fell 9.7 percent to C$2.80.The market action was likely a "sell the news" reaction as the legislation was largely in line with what an official task force recommended previous year, said Aaron Salz, founder of Stoic Advisory.

Former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who is the parliamentary secretary to the justice minister, said officials learned from the experiences from other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington state.

This announcement by the Liberal government could not come soon enough, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces mounting criticism for dragging his feet on the issue.

Households will be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants. Goodale, the public safety minister, warned that existing laws banning cannabis will remain in force until the new legislation is passed. "We simply have to do better".

"The current system of prohibition is failing our kids", Liberal MP Bill Blair, a supporter of the legislation, said Thursday.

If authorized as planned, proponents say the bill will be a blessing for the almost one-third of young adults in Canada who admit smoking weed and subsequently risk arrest in the face the federal government's current prohibition. Canada's 10 provinces and three territories have the authority to increase, but not decrease, the minimum age for use and impose additional requirements for personal cultivation. "The laws of Canada are the responsibility of Canada".

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