The Canadian government’s recent legislation on the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis known as The Cannabis ActC-45, is being discussed nationwide. Some prominent ‘freedom of cannabis’ activists react to the new bill on radio interviews:

Russell Barth

John Oakley discussing, with Russell Barth and other guests, the new marijuana legalization bill being tabled by the government (on April 13, 2017)

Jodie Emery

Jodie Emery joins Sheldon MacLeod to discuss the Liberal government’s proposed legalization legislation

Dana Larsen

Dana Larsen discusses Canada’s legalization legislation with CFRA

CBC News

The National has extensive reporting on the Government of Canada’s announcement of legislation to make recreational use of pot legal across the country by July 1, 2018

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The proposed Cannabis Act would create a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada.

The Act seeks to:

restrict youth access to cannabis

protect young people from promotion or enticements to use cannabis

deter and reduce criminal activity by imposing serious criminal penalties for those breaking the law, especially those who import, export or provide cannabis to youth

protect public health through strict product safety and quality requirements

reduce the burden on the criminal justice system

provide for the legal production of cannabis to reduce illegal activities

> allow adults to possess and access regulated, quality controlled legal cannabis

enhance public awareness of the health risks associated with cannabis 

More information the Government of Canada’s info page on cannabis legalization on Canada.ca