Health Canada flagged nine key considerations in legalizing marijuana

Early lessons from the U.S. reinforce the need to take time to implement a legalized model
CP24 (Canada)
Saturday, March 5, 2016

canada-pot-flag3As the Liberal government began moving on its commitment to legalize marijuana, Health Canada flagged nine key considerations – from health risks and benefits to the experience of other jurisdictions, newly obtained documents show. A November 2015 ministerial briefing presentation, "Legalizing & Regulating Marijuana," was released to The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. Some conclusions and recommendations were withheld from release, but the document offers insight into how the new government will navigate the issue.