The government isn't looking to line its pockets, said Trudeau.
"It's going to be a lot harder to implement than you think. It's going to take a lot longer to do it. And it's going to cost more than you think."
The problem is that Canada's relaxed interdiction and ineptitude to stop smugglers has forced the Americans to assign hundreds of border police and drones to patrol swathes of the U.S.-Canada border where the traffick(ing) is brisk. And, also unfortunately, that same smuggling "infrastructure" ships more dangerous drugs such as cocaine, heroin, meth and ecstasy. The RCMP says Canada is one of the world's biggest exporters of meth and ecstasy, made in labs in remote rural areas. The biggest consumers are the Americans who are slowly legalizing marijuana, but not quickly or comprehensively enough
Justin Trudeau, who chats easily through an interview that runs twice as long as promised, is prepared, open, knowledgeable