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He talked about refugees, though.
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Medical cannabis users can buy online from federally licensed producers.
There's a lot of doubt in the bill's ability to achieve the government's key goals.
The Liberals say the current system of prohibition does not stop young people from using marijuana.
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Liberal MPs had the hour off, basically.
Having a retail system operational in every province by July 1, 2018 is incredibly ambitious. One way that the government might intend on meeting this timeframe is a phased-in approach to the sale of recreational cannabis, for example allowing initial delivery by mail only, while the storefront model works itself out.
We often create policies that are meant to protect youth, particularly around drug use. But what we actually end up doing is criminalizing and victimizing them further. With regulation we'll actually be able to start to undo some of the harms caused by prohibition - harms a lot worse than the use of cannabis itself.
The PM said legalizing marijuana will take money away from gangs.
Pipelines and assisted dying legislation among toughest calls.
The government maintains the step wouldn't help youth or stop crime.
The man tasked with coming up with Canada's marijuana law has a proposal for dealing with one of the biggest issues facing legalization: prevention of driving under the influence of pot. While police...
The NDP leader thinks it's unfair Canadians will still get criminal records for pot possession.
A black market for weed won't just go up in smoke.
The Liberals said they'll introduce a bill next year.
Bill Blair is a former Toronto police chief.
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"It's not up to the province of Quebec to do that."
It's another apparent shift from her predecessor Stephen Harper.
Tens of thousands are charged with possession every year and, if convicted, they face consequences that can be devastating.
The federal government's throne speech included a pledge to legalize the drug.
The Liberals promised to legalize pot more than a year ago, prompting a months-long barrage of Conservative attack ads.
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The government will look abroad for best practices, said the health minister.
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My only hope is that the eventual regulating bodies take a broader look at public health outcomes, and we fight against a purely commercial cannabis market. We should acknowledge Canada's distinct history when it comes to reform, cannabis policy and medical cannabis.
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is urging Trudeau Liberals to learn from the U.S. experience.
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Experts hope the new Liberal government will steer Canada on a criminal justice course that is less punitive and more effective than the Conservatives "tough-on-crime" agenda. From stripping away some...
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Some cabinet ministers didn't hide their discomfort when asked today about the prospect of legalized pot in the near future.
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The Liberal leader will sit down with HuffPost Tuesday and we want to know what you want to know.
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The Conservative leader recently said marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco.
The Conservative leader says there's overwhelming evidence about the drug's long-term effects.
"We're going to get started on that right away."
"The harm that has happened to families is a harm caused by bad laws."