14 April 2017
Although Ganjapreneur is probably the worst named Cannabis media outlet out there. They can, in the main, string a sentence and an argument together; so let’s start with them.
MJ Biz have published two articles in the last 24 hours
Over at the New York Times
Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada
And the Washington Post
Canada is poised to approve a law legalizing marijuana nationwide
The government of Canada on Thursday released a plan to legalize recreational marijuana use across the country by July 2018. With a solid Liberal majority in government, the plan is widely expected to become law, but it would leave the details of implementation, including commercial regulations, to individual provinces.
The bill’s backers framed it as an effort to reduce adolescent drug use and take profits out of the black market. “Criminal prohibition has failed to protect our kids and our communities,” Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the Justice Minister and one of the architects of the legislation, said at a news conference. The bill will “make Canada safer,” added Blair, a former Toronto police chief.
“Police forces spend between 2 and 3 billion dollars every year trying to deal with cannabis, yet Canadian teens are among the heaviest users in the Western world,” said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. “Criminals pocket 7 to 8 billion dollars in proceeds.”
And this one comes in from the leftfield