Canadian PM initiates Marijuana Legalization Process

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on November 16, 2015.

In a major development, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has asked the lawmakers to start the marijuana legalization process without any further delay. Trudeau has written a letter to the Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, listing top priorities for the administration. And, marijuana legalization is one of them.

Justin Trudeau's poll promises included marijuana legalization among its key priorities. So, he wants to leave no stones unturned to achieve his goal. Trudeau’s letter seeks the creation of a federal-provincial-territorial process that will lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.

The Canadian PM spoke about the mandate in his letter, saying Canadians sent a clear message in this election, hoping for a real change. "As we offered a new, ambitious plan for a strong and growing middle class, we must come true to our words," he said. He asks his Attorney General to work hard to deliver on those promised to Canadians.

"As Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, your overarching goal will be to ensure our legislation meets the highest standards of equity, fairness and respect for the rule of law. I expect you to ensure that our initiatives respect the Constitution of Canada, court decisions, and are in keeping with our proudest legal traditions," Trudeau said.

He also asked his Minister to work towards fulfilling their policy goals with the least interference with the rights and privacy of Canadians.

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