Canada ends marijuana prohibition

The Canadian government has introduced legislation  to regulate recreational marijuana by July 2018, “paving the way for the country to become the first in the G7 to fully legalise the drug,” says the Guardian, continuing:

“On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled two bills designed to end more than 90 years of prohibition.

‘Despite decades of criminal prohibition, Canadians – including 21% of our youth and 30% of young adults – continue to use cannabis at among the highest rates in the world,’ it has Bill Blair, the MP and former Toronto police chief tapped to lead the government’s plans for legalisation, stating.

‘The proposed legislation, which is introduced today, seeks to legalise, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis.”

Countries where marijuana is legal:

As of 2017, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Germany, India, Jamaica, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Uruguay, and some US jurisdictions have the least restrictive cannabis laws.

China, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam have the toughest cannabis laws.

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