Canada Liberal Party Leader Says Legalize Marijuana

Trudeau's confession that he smoked a joint after becoming an MP has put the pot-smoking predilections of politicians — if any — under the microscope.

It now seems every parliamentarian is being asked if they've ever fired up a fattie.

CANADA: Canada’s opposition Liberal Party head Justin Trudeau has called for the legalization of marijuana, putting himself and his party on a collision course with the ruling Conservatives ahead of 2015 elections. Trudeau’s stand also differentiates the Liberals from the New Democratic Party (NDP), which has been the progressive party on drug reform, but which only calls for Read the full article…

Conservatives Slam Trudeau Over Marijuana Legalization Stance, Saying Drugs Have ‘Harmful Effect’

Trudeau promised that under his leadership Canada would create a system to tax, regulate and sell marijuana, along with stiff penalties for anyone giving pot to children or caught driving while stoned. The Liberal Party's cannabis legalization statement echoes the language used by many U.S. legalization advocates.

CANADA: Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has changed his position on the decriminalization of marijuana and now wants to see the drug legalized, taxed and regulated, a stance that has drawn the ire of the Conservative government but applause from pot activists.

Matt Gurney: Justin Trudeau on marijuana — right idea, wrong reason

Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau meets with his fans and supporters in B.C. on Tuesday.

CANADA: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau recently told a crowd of supporters in British Columbia that he supports legalizing marijuana. Previously, his position had been favoring decriminalization, but the Montreal MP now believes that marijuana should be legalized, regulated and taxed.

New rules for medical marijuana will affect price, availability: Critics

Is Marijuana Legalization coming to Canada:

CANADA:  New rules on medicinal marijuana will make it too expensive and too hard to get, Manitoba patients fear. Health Canada, meanwhile, says the rule changes will make getting marijuana safer and more efficient.

New rules for medical marijuana will affect price, availability: Critics

“It’s going to be a lot harder to implement than you think,” said Lewis Koski, until recently the director of marijuana enforcement in Colorado

CANADA:  New rules on medicinal marijuana will make it too expensive and too hard to get, Manitoba patients fear. Health Canada, meanwhile, says the rule changes will make getting marijuana safer and more efficient.