What Can Canada Learn From U.S., Uruguay About Selling Marijuana?

Colorado, Uruguay allow people to grow their own, while Washington state forbids it

As the federal Liberals map out their plan for legalizing marijuana, they can look at how — and how successfully — a handful of other jurisdictions have overturned the prohibition of pot.

In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana. Within two years, each state set up a framework governing how retailers could start selling.

But although the two states have much in common, they have different takes on key questions that Canada will have to consider, like whether residents will be able to grow their own plants as they can in Colorado, or whether laws should put limits on non-residents who buy marijuana here, like in Colorado — or leave the market open as Washington does.

To get a better idea of Canada’s options, here’s a look at how legalization has happened elsewhere.

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