25 April 2017

Here’s the introduction and link to their piece

The world stands on the precipice of a potentially momentous marijuana moment.

On April 13, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation that would officially end the prohibition of marijuana. If this bill is approved, Canada would become the second country in the world to legalize recreational weed, behind only Uruguay.

Trudeau’s cannabis legislation spelled out a number of components of the law. For example, it would let people aged 18 and over to buy recreational pot. However, it would also give Canadian provinces the right to increase the minimum age limit should they choose. Consumers would be allowed to purchase and carry roughly one ounce of cannabis, as well as grow up to four plants in their households. And, just like we see in the U.S., commercial growers would need to obtain permits from the government (in this case, the Canadian government) and stick to specific laws within their province before they’d be allowed to sell recreational weed to consumers.