Canada’s New Governing Party Promises To Legalize, Regulate Marijuana Sales

CANADA: Canada’s leap to the left in Monday’s elections could have the country singing a new anthem: “Oh, Cannabis.”

The United States’ largest trade partner overwhelmingly selected Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal Party to run Canada, a sweeping change that may lead to full marijuana legalization for our northern neighbor, which already allows medical pot use.

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.