Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving

Regulations aim to restrict access to minors, remove profits to organized crime
CBC (Canada)
Thursday, April 13, 2017

canada cannabis flagThe Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The plan comes with two new bills; one to regulate the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana, and a second that strengthens measures to stop impaired driving. It would allow people to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis and sets the minimum at 18 years of age, though provinces and territories can set a higher legal age. Consumers can grow up to four plants at home or buy from a licensed retailer. Dried and fresh pot and cannabis oil will be available first, with edible products to become available later. (See also: Liberals to weed out positive spin to marijuana branding | Pot stocks sell off in wake of release of federal legislation)