Task force moves on legalization
After the Liberal party of Canada stated “Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work. It does not prevent young people from using marijuana and too many Canadians end up with criminal records for possessing small amounts of the drug.”, they put a plan in place to legalize the substance.
Following being elected into power with a majority government, the re is nothing in the way of the liberal legalization. This process is often a two year ordeal full of hard work, studies, and legislation. 14 months after being thrust into power, we may be getting our legal weed earlier than expected. Dr. Susan Boyd is a member of the legalization task force. She has a PHD in criminology as well as 25 years of drug policy law under her belt. A recent source close to Dr.Susan Boyd alleges meetings are a head of schedule. He expressed there has been a lot of progress made since the task force was assembled. Ahead of schedule, the liberals may be aiming for legalization in April of 2017.
Reportedly, legalization in the U.S.A. has lead to further knowledge on the subject. This allowed the task force to study the impact of legal marijuana on our neighbours to the south. Without the massive push to end prohibition in the south, Canadians would have had to wait an added six months. Colorado reported over a billion in legal marijuana sales last year. An exciting number for Canadians fearing an economic depression and failing infrastructure. With the task force supposedly sailing ahead of schedule, Canadians may not only have a brighter summer, but a brighter spring as well.
-Story by Phillip Michigan