The Canadian Minister of Health announced that the Government of Canada will have legislation ready to legalize marijuana by 2017.
“We will introduce legislation in spring 2017 that ensures we keep marijuana out of the hands of children and profits out of the hands of criminals.”
Bill Blair is with the Health Minister in New York for UN talks. He is the parliamentary secretary to the justice minister and responsible for crafting the legislations.
“It’s a great deal of work. It’s important to do it right. And so, we’re looking at regulations with respect to production, distribution, the retail and consumption of marijuana and we want to make sure that it’s based on the best advice from experts.”