Justin Trudeau has pledged to work on marijuana legalization “right away” if elected in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election. 3
“We don’t yet know exactly what rate we’re going to be taxing it, how we’re going to control it, or whether it will happen in the first months, within the first year, or whether it’s going to take a year or two to kick in,” Trudeau said on Wednesday night in Surrey, B.C.
When asked about a timeline for the legalization of pot, director of communications, Kate Purchase, said that there is not a set timeline, as they want to create a Canadian model in which the drug would be regulated. With the legalization of weed in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, there are a few models already in place for the Liberals to base their plan off of.
The NDP is in favor of decriminalization, but not legalization. “The NDP has had the same position for about 40 years,” Thomas Mulcair said in August. “Decriminalizing marijuana is the position of the NDP, it’s my position and it’s something that we can do immediately.”
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