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    Canadian Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018



    CBC News has learned that the federal government will announce the week of April 10 that new legislation will make the sale of marijuana legal by July 1, 2018. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)

    The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.

    CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

    Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the marijuana file for the government, briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll-out plan and the legislation during caucus meetings this weekend.

    Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice, speaking at an open caucus meeting and panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana on Parliament Hill in February, 2016, has briefed the Liberal caucus on new marijuana legislation, which leaves the provinces to decide how marijuana is distributed and sold. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

    Provinces to control sales

    The federal government will be in charge of making sure the country's marijuana supply is safe and secure and Ottawa will license producers.

    But the provinces will have the right to decide how the marijuana is distributed and sold. Provincial governments will also have the right to set price.

    While Ottawa will set a minimum age of 18 to buy marijuana, the provinces will have the option of setting a higher age limit if they wish.

    4 plants per household

    As for Canadians who want to grow their own marijuana, they will be limited to four plants per household.

    Legalizing marijuana was one of the more controversial promises Justin Trudeau made as he campaigned to become prime minister.

    But in their platform the Liberals said it was necessary to "legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana" in order to keep drugs "out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals."

    The Liberals had promised to introduce legislation by the Spring of 2017. Announcing the legislation the week of April 10 will allow the party to hit that deadline.

    Raids raise questions

    Trudeau referred again to that rough timetable a few weeks ago when he said the legislation would be introduced before the summer. But at the same time he also warned that it wasn't yet open season for the legal sale of marijuana.

    "Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply," Trudeau said in Halifax March 1.

    That warning became more concrete a week later, when police in Toronto, Vancouver and other cities carried out raids on marijuana dispensaries and charged several people with possession and trafficking, including noted pot advocates Marc and Jodie Emery.

    Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana was seen as one of the reasons for the Liberals' strong showing among youth voters in the 2015 election.

    But at the NDP's leadership debate in Montreal Sunday, which was focused on youth issues, several of the candidates pointed to marijuana legislation as an example of a broken Liberal promise.

    "I do not believe Justin Trudeau is going to bring in the legalization of marijuana and as proof that ... we are still seeing, particularly young, Canadians being criminalized by simple possession of marijuana," said B.C. MP Peter Julian.
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    Sounds like a reasonable and sensible approach by Trudeau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Sounds like a reasonable and sensible approach by Trudeau.
    It does.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick
    As for Canadians who want to grow their own marijuana, they will be limited to four plants per household.
    Not bad at all, considering 1 decent female plant can really produce, and with the tech today, you don't even have to worry about male/female germination.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick
    Provinces to control sales
    Sounds a lot like Republican/Conservative ideals of allowing states to do as their constituency wants.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick
    "I do not believe Justin Trudeau is going to bring in the legalization of marijuana and as proof that ... we are still seeing, particularly young, Canadians being criminalized by simple possession of marijuana," said B.C. MP Peter Julian.
    Not much yet. Still talk and noise.

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    It should have happened a couple of decades ago, but the word "on the street" was a "threatening one" from our southern neighbour...Apparently...

    Let's see what transpires...The pot stores in town are having problems at the municipal level...The cops are telling them they are selling "at their own risk" which, in the past, has meant daily fines which the stores have paid...And kept on selling...

    Certainly lots of money to be made...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Certainly lots of money to be made...
    Until it becomes legal.

    Traffic jams of 19 year-olds on the week-end at Blaine are bad enough already. Of course maybe I'm out of date and it is legal in Wash.

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    A few years ago a friend of mine went to a medical doctor in another city to get "medical permission" to grow plants for legitimate pain...She told me that she paid for the "permission papers" (hence the reason she went out of town to see him) to grow pot...I think she paid maybe $150-$200 CDN...

    She showed me the number of plants she was allowed to grow:

    One hundred and twenty-five fooking plants!...I couldn't believe it...(It was at least that many, but it could've been more...Blame it on memory)...There it was, typed on the papers...

    She and her pot-growing partner had a "farm" going on downstairs...

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    Not surprised Trudeau got around to leagalizing it. He spend a good part of his younger days smoking up tons of the stuff as a full time ski-bum around BC......

    Should be good for pricing.....maybe I'll move back........

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    The price is relatively still the same at the pot stores...$30 for an eighth...But you're getting prime bud and the selection is incredible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick
    As for Canadians who want to grow their own marijuana, they will be limited to four plants per household. Not bad at all, considering 1 decent female plant can really produce, and with the tech today, you don't even have to worry about male/female germination.
    They might be a bit surprised when their house insurance is cancelled though.

    I live in Vancouver and it has been de facto legal here for a few years now. More dispensaries than Starbucks. At most of them you just have to show ID and they will give you a card to purchase it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel
    They might be a bit surprised when their house insurance is cancelled though.
    Why would that be? 4 plants and some lighting/hydro kit doesnt seem all that over the top at all, nor any unsafe, and its allowed for personal use by the government as well, so clearly not an agricultural thing nor using the home for purposes other than it intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pickel
    They might be a bit surprised when their house insurance is cancelled though.
    Why would that be? 4 plants and some lighting/hydro kit doesnt seem all that over the top at all, nor any unsafe, and its allowed for personal use by the government as well, so clearly not an agricultural thing nor using the home for purposes other than it intended.
    Mostly because of grow-op fires in the past. That, and insurance companies are assholes.

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