Government unveils proposed marijuana legislation

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Health Minister Jane Philpott and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will be among those at a noon news conference today to talk about the legalization of marijuana

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced legislation Thursday to let adult possess up to 30 grams of marijuana in public - a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country to end a nationwide prohibition on recreational marijuana.

On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled two bills created to end more than 90 years of prohibition. Selling cannabis to minors would be illegal, subjecting dealers to a 14-year sentence.

On April 13, the Canadian federal government finally announced its much anticipated bill to legalize recreational use of cannabis by July 2018.

"As a former police officer, I know first-hand how easy it is for our kids to buy cannabis", stated Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice. "We have a responsibility to act as expeditiously as we can".

A statement from the Government of Canada said: "The current approach to cannabis does not work".

With some of those key elements still need to be worked out, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the move to legalize marijuana will be done expeditiously but carefully.

In the US, meanwhile, lawmakers introduced bicameral legislation this month aimed at reining in Washington's own pot prohibition.

Questions abound in aftermath of Aaron Hernandez's death
The officials are citing their ongoing investigation into the ex-NFL star's death, which was discovered early Wednesday morning. Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy , said on Twitter that he did not believe the athlete had killed himself.

The minimum age for recreational use of marijuana has been set at 18, but provinces can decide to set a higher minimum age, as some now do in the case of alcohol. "And that focus enables us to avoid numerous pitfalls that other jurisdictions have experienced, where the focus was primarily on maximizing revenue". Please support our efforts.

If all this sound like a hassle and you just want to stay home, you could grow your own pot - each household will be allowed up to four plants, not to be taller than one metre in height.

Canada has taken a major step toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

Packaging would not be allowed to appeal to youth, include endorsements, or associate cannabis with a certain "way of life", according to the legislation.

Trudeau's proposal - expanding on medical marijuana, which is already legal in Canada - is expected to spur merger activity and insiders at Canopy and Aurora are already taking profits.

"The Liberals said their intent is to restrict and limit access to marijuana and introduce tougher penalties, to not normalize the use of it and not promote it with any packaging or advertising", said Jodie Emery, a long-time advocate for legalization. It will keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and stop criminals from profiting from it.”. However, crossing the border into the United States, where marijuana has only been legalized in eight states, including California and the District of Columbia, could prove challenging for Canadian pot smokers. "Police forces spend between $2bn and $3bn every year trying to deal with cannabis, and yet Canadian teenagers are among the heaviest users in the western world". "There's an opportunity to eliminate the black market, so we need to be very careful". Those who are under the influence of marijuana, he said, are still drastically less impaired than they would be under the effect of legal quantities of alcohol.

Related News:

  • Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task

    Selfless Warburton ready for his toughest task

    That said, he would have said no had he felt he was not playing well enough. If there was heartache for Hartley, there was set to be uproar in Scotland.
    Samsung logs near-record profit in Q1 despite absence of heir

    Samsung logs near-record profit in Q1 despite absence of heir

    That would be its best quarterly profit in nearly four years and shows a recovery from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. He added that sales of mid-to-low tier smartphones also helped the mobile business remain profitable.
    Not finishing a game after being set is a crime: Pathan

    Not finishing a game after being set is a crime: Pathan

    Second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Gujarat Lions in a much-anticipated clash at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Pathan said that he is working on batting for longer periods now without changing his aggressive style of play.
  • Local Conservatives Welcome General Election

    The odds on a Conservative outright majority are 1/5, said Ladbrokes, with Labour's chance of winning the most seats put at just 7/1, with even longer odds, 12/1, for obtaining a majority.
    Churches Across Western Pennsylvania Celebrate Easter

    Churches Across Western Pennsylvania Celebrate Easter

    Good Friday is marked as a day of mourning while Easter Sunday celebrates the belief that Jesus rose from his grave. Bishop David Zubik led the Easter Sunday Mass at Holy Apostles Parish at St.

    Bus delay dented Dortmund's Champions League qualification chances, claims Thomas Tuchel

    We have confidence in ourselves, we have an advantage. "It was very hard for the players so I can't be too critical". Dortmund last reached the last-four stage in 2013, when they went on to lose in the final to Bayern Munich.
  • 'Real' Brexit talks to start after June 8 election

    Despite Corbyn's bravado, his party is demoralized and divided under his left-wing leadership and is expected to fare badly. May dismissed criticism of her decision to call voters back to polling booths for the third time in just over 24 months.
    Dortmund's Tuchel fumes at UEFA after Monaco defeat

    Dortmund's Tuchel fumes at UEFA after Monaco defeat

    Defender Marc Bartra was taken to hospital with injuries sustained in the incident and the game was postponed for one night. Tuchel claimed in the aftermath of Wednesday's match that his side were told they had to play by a text message from UEFA.
    Chris Evans, Michael Cera to star together on Broadway

    Chris Evans, Michael Cera to star together on Broadway

    The two companies have commissioned work from Jon Robin Baitz, Will ENo, Lisa Kron, Y9ung jean lee, Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel. That production will be followed in July 2018 with a revival of Jean Young Lee's Straight White Men , staged by Anna D.
  • Netflix could surpass 100 million subscribers by the end of this week

    Netflix could surpass 100 million subscribers by the end of this week

    The company wants to be assessed in the future based on sales and margins, as opposed to subscriber growth . Peters sold 16,667 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 19th.
    Francesca Schiavone wins Bogota WTA title

    Francesca Schiavone wins Bogota WTA title

    Even for a Grand Slam titlist who played her first professional match over two decades ago, winning never gets old. Schiavone has announced that she will retire at the end of this season.
    Mourinho heaps praise on

    Mourinho heaps praise on "fantastic" Rashford

    The teenager was among the players who earned praise from the Manchester United boss after beating Chelsea . Fans in the Stretford End chanted Herrera's name as he frustrated Hazard time and again in the first half.


Most liked

Maps Show A Dramatic Rise Health In Insurance Coverage Under ACA
Insurers say this would allow them to create plans that appeal to more customers, particularly those looking for lower premiums. Insurers say loose enforcement of these periods has been an expensive problem because it also allows people to game the system.

Analyst Price Targets On NMC Health (LON:NMC)
Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Headwaters Inc, 2 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 5 recommend "Hold". Over 12 months John Wood Group PLC (ADR)'s share price has increased from 601.14 to 808.5, a change of 34.49%.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Is Tricked By A Selfie
You can use your iris data to quickly unlock your screen, verify your Samsung account, and sign into webpages and more. Now, Microsoft hopes to capitalize on the success of the device, by introducing a Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition.

UK Labour leader comes out fighting ahead of election
Mrs May told MPs: "There are three things a country needs, a strong economy, strong defence and strong, stable leadership". The general election campaign has just started and with seven weeks to go, the tension between the parties will only rise.

Massimiliano Allegri: Juventus earned respect of Europe with Barcelona win
We're on a growth process, I am happy with what the lads are doing and we've made important steps forward over the last few years.

Bill O'Reilly is out
Kurtz had filed a story on Fox's website earlier in the afternoon, but it didn't get mentioned on-air until he appeared Wednesday. Bill O'Reilly is fighting back! Kurtz discussed the Ailes matter on-air more extensively than he did the O'Reilly controversy.

Oilers' McDavid on Game 4
NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice opened the dressing room to lead the Sharks on the ice to start the game. They outhit the Oilers 32-14 in a scoreless first period.

Former NFL Player Found Dead in His Cell
Hernandez broached the idea of a trade to get him out of the area. "I don't believe that he would have killed himself". He signed a 5 year, $40 million deal with the Patriots in 2010, but hung out with a risky crowd.

May wins Parliament's backing for June 8 snap poll
The Prime Minister said Labour's economic policies would mean it is "ordinary working people who pay the price". The prime minister urged voters to give her "the mandate to speak for Britain and to deliver for Britain ".

Sashi Brown says Browns will not announce No. 1 pick before draft
The Browns have a ton of picks, which provide them with all of the ammo they need to move up for the quarterback they also need. On Tuesday, Patriots player personnel director Nick Caserio didn't say "no" when asked if Garoppolo is available.

President Trump may fire Preibus and Bannon
Bannon and Stephen Miller-and the liberal-moderates-led by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner-has been raging for weeks. A White House source told The Huffington Post on Friday that 'Gary Cohn would be the top pick for chief of staff'.

Gorsuch Jumps Right in During Supreme Court Debut
Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., and fellow justices watch as Neil Gorsuch signs the Constitutional Oath on April 10. The judge was also quick to speak up when he felt that he was not getting a direct answer to his questions.

North Korea fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit
Earlier in March, it fired four missiles towards Japan, some of which came as close as 300 km (190 miles) to the Japanese coast. Later in the month, North Korea tested a mobile-launched missile which exploded "within seconds of launch", according to U.S.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken in talks with BJP, claims Arvind Kejriwal
He said, party will also waive off all pending arrears of house tax for these residential dwellings. Hitting back at Kejriwal, Maken said that the Delhi Chief Minister should stop worrying about him.

Fox Boots O'Reilly After Litany Of Harassment Claims
O'Reilly is also one of the country's most popular nonfiction authors. The show itself will be removed from the lineup beginning Monday.