It looks like Trudeau’s Liberal government is going to make an early April announcement that will legalize recreational cannabis in Canada by July 1, 2018 which is the 101st anniversary of confederation, this according to a CBC report.
The report says that the federal government will be in charge of making sure the country’s marijuana supply is safe and secure and Ottawa will license producers.
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 also have the option of setting a higher age limit if they wish.
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 Trudeau made as he campaigned to become Prime Minister, however Liberals have said it was necessary to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana” in order to keep drugs “out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.”
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