Cannabis regulation is coming to Canada — here are five things to know

Canada may become the second country to implement legalization of marijuana nationally
Open Canada
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

trudeau-cannabis-flagPrime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to regulate recreational cannabis use in Canada. From the inclusion of cannabis policy reform in the speech from the throne to the mandate letter to the Minister of Justice, the Liberals have shown that they see this issue as a major part of their platform and they are committed to following through. And with a majority Liberal government in place, Canada appears all but set to become the second country in the world after Uruguay to develop a national regulatory framework for cannabis. Nazlee Maghsoudi, with the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, explains the thinking behind such legislation.