High hopes: Legalized pot is on the way

As marijuana producers gear up to sell to the masses, the feds have some hurdles to clear
Maclean's (Canada)
Friday, January 30, 2016

canada-marijuana-thumb Moving from illicit to licit requires regulations that allow enough of a legal market to dry out the black one – ideally, while bringing in much-needed tax revenue – and a blend of stiff penalties for rule-breakers and funding for education and addiction treatment. The Liberals named former Toronto police chief Bill Blair to lead the way. As parliamentary secretary to the justice minister, he’s charged with coordinating with Health Canada, Public Safety and each of the provinces.