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"We believe this plan represents what the majority of Albertans want to see."
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There will also be "zero tolerance" for driving with marijuana in the bloodstream.
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Patient advocates say it should be tax-exempt like other medications.
There would be a 10 per cent tax on sales over $10.
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Quite the head-scratcher.
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"We have the ability to sell this product while meeting all government requirements."
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Governments might want to draw lessons from the last time an illegal substance — alcohol — was legalized.
Kathleen Wynne's recent announcement declaring marijuana a provincial government monopoly is by far the worst thing to come out of the pot file.
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"Shutting out the private sector will only allow the illicit trade to flourish."
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The federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by July 1, 2018.
The existing capacity among legal producers is too small.
With the current warm weather, we've all been offered at least one free promotional beverage somewhere downtown in the city.
Legislation easily passed second reading by a vote of 200-76.
"There are lessons to be learned."
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Canada is currently one of more than 185 parties to three United Nations drug-control conventions
The Liberals hope to make marijuana legal by the summer of 2018.
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Tories are concerned about a provision dealing with kids between the ages of 12 and 17.
Smokers should at least be 25, the article says.
The federal government's goal is to have a legalized system in place by June 2018.
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From street prices to how often people light up, the government hopes the collected data helps it fight the black market.
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Booze sales will take a $70-million hit in the first year of legal weed, Anderson Economic Group says.
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Jurisdictions that legalized marijuana experienced sales booms as the trade shifted to stores from the black market.
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On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?
If Trudeau says something shouldn't be criminal in a year, then people shouldn't be getting criminal records for it now - especially when most of those people are folks who don't enjoy his family's privileges of being white and wealthy. A criminal record traps people in the country and traps them in poverty. Almost every job does background checks, even volunteer organizations. It deeply impacts lives and when that record is due to nonviolent pot possession, it amounts to cruel and usual punishment.
Trudeau admitted to smoking pot as a sitting MP and faced no consequences, he said.
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Medical cannabis users can buy online from federally licensed producers.
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Health Canada did not say how much the proposed system would cost.
There's a lot of doubt in the bill's ability to achieve the government's key goals.
Last week, legislation was tabled by our government, seeking to end the 94-year prohibition against the drug. But with it came with some unexpected proposal that are likely to be in conflict with our charter rights. These are the ones aimed at curbing impaired driving.
Think-tank urged move to free up resources for legalization.
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Those 18 and over will be able to buy the drug legally in 2018.
Is Canada "about to become the stoner living in America's attic?''