Globe editorial: The Liberals begin Canada’s countdown to legal pot

The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Trudeau government has started off on the right foot down the path to legalization of cannabis. But the next 15 months or so could make or break its plans. A lot of pieces need to come together to achieve the goal of the safe and regulated production, distribution, sale and possession of legal cannabis in Canada. It’s a monumental move. Where the United States is moving state-by-state on this contentious issue, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are legalizing an iconic and popular narcotic in one fell swoop on a national basis. It is a generational reform. (See also: Justice Minister defends proposed 14-year maximum sentence for providing cannabis to minors | Ottawa to speed up approval process for pot producers)