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Legalize marijuana by removing marijuana consumption and incidental possession from the Criminal Code.

Liberal Platform (Page 55) | October 5, 2015
In progress
Mar 2017

Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018

CBC News | March 27, 2017

The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

Apr 2016

Federal marijuana legislation to be introduced in spring 2017, Philpott says

CBC News | April 20, 2016

Federal legislation to legalize marijuana will be ready in a year, Canada's health minister told the UN at a special session of the General Assembly in New York today.

"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," Jane Philpott said in her prepared speech to delegates.