Cannabis Prospect Magazine - February '19 - Issue #1

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Facts & Figures/


The Rocky Road to Marijuana Legalization in Canada


Cannabis is deemed illegal under the Narcotic Drug Act Amendment Bill


Commercial cultivation of industrial hemp is forbidden.


After he was elected Prime Minister, the first significant step that Justin Trudeau took was the creation of a federal-provincial-territorial task force to discuss a jointly suitable process for the legalization of cannabis possession for casual use.


Bill C-45, also known as Marijuana Act, is passed by the House of Commons and receives Royal Ascension shortly after.


In the 1960s cannabis began to rapidly increase in Canada. In response to the increase in criminal charges against middle class citizens, the government formed the Royal Commission of Inquiry in the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, usually referred to as the Le Dain Commission to investigate the nonmedical cannabis use in Canada.


This Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation released a 106-page report to the public on 13 December 2016, with various recommendations. Those were provided for consideration by the federal and provincial governments but they were not binding.

October 17, 2018

Recreational cannabis officially becomes legalized across Canada