International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan

NDP MP says Canada had plenty of time to deal with international drug treaties and did not act
CBC (Canada)
Thursday, March 8, 2018

The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis use in Canada, warning the move will place Canada in violation of international drug control conventions. The board reaffirmed its opposition in its 2017 report, which states that using cannabis for anything other than medical or scientific purposes would be a violation of conventions Canada has signed. "As the board has stated repeatedly, if passed into law, provisions of Bill C-45, which permit non-medical and non-scientific use of cannabis, would be incompatible with the obligations assumed by Canada under the 1961 Convention as amended," the report said.