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Trudeau unveils bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada

The legislation would seem to put Canada in violation of three United Nations treaties concerning drugs. But a study released this week by the University of Ottawa Global Strategy Lab found that the government may be able to justify the measure under exemptions for “scientific purposes.”

“Criminal prohibition has failed to protect our kids and our communities,” said Bill Blair, a lawmaker and former Toronto police chief whom Mr. Trudeau appointed to manage the legislation…households will be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants…growing, importing, exporting or selling marijuana outside licensed channels will remain serious crimes, according to Mr. Blair and Ralph Goodale, the public safety minister.

Original Article (New York Times):
Trudeau unveils bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada
Artwork Fair Use: Marijuana Party of Canada

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