Trudeau Hedges On Marijuana Legalization Date

Denies it will be July 1st.

Justin Trudeau is hedging on when exactly marijuana will be legalized.

While the government had repeatedly said it would happen by July 1st 2018, Trudeau now says it will happen “next summer.”

As reported by the CP, Trudeau said the date “would not be July 1,” but that it would be “for next summer.” The date will not be July 1, I can assure you of that,” Trudeau said. “I don’t know where that date came from.”

The report also notes that “A statement issued by the Health Department last month said, “as previously indicated, the government of Canada intends to bring the proposed Cannabis Act into force no later than July 2018.”’

At this point, Trudeau hasn’t made it clear whether it will happen before the July 1st date, or whether the government will push it back.

Polls have shown Canadians divided on Trudeau’s promise to legalize marijuana, with concerns growing as implementation of the policy change becomes more tangible, rather than an abstract campaign pledge.

Provinces are also raising concerns about their role in managing the change.

Spencer Fernando

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Now the excuses and delays begin. Blame anything on conservatives or senate. He needs something for election bait in 2019

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So true, he has had over two years to …work out the logistics but hasn’t. This is just another setup to the next election for sure. I hope that Canadians will realize what an uneducated, lying piece of crap this idiot is. That’s all he seems to dangle in front of us Canadians hoping to capture the vote of young Canadians. He hasn’t done a singular thing to help Canadians within our country. He is just a puppet for the elites of the world and is gullible enough not to see this. This Turdbrain is an absolute disgrace and as… Read more »

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Canadians do ‘not’ want pot legalized. This is from a truly non-bias poll(s). One the Liberals can’t fabricate as they are doing with their calling polls…their results are rigged. Here are two polls from the Vancouver Sun and The Star http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/daily-poll-where-do-you-think-people-should-buy-their-pot None of the above. I don’t agree with legalization 86.6% (9,794 votes) Shops that only sell cannabis 7.7% (871 votes) Pharmacies 3.31% (374 votes) Liquor stores 2.39% (271 votes) Total Votes: 11,310 Comments (17) Return To PollCreate Your Own Poll —————————————————————- The Star.com One MP is in favour of legalizing marijuana, the other is opposed. So they went on… Read more »

dee
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dee

truduh! will string the dopers along until after 2019…

Clive Edwards
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We need protection from global corporations, not local herbs. We need to pry libertarian politics out of the hands of neo-conservatives.