Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government warns legalized recreational marijuana will be a strictly controlled substance — so much so that even homegrown weed may be prohibited.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government is “taking a public health approach to the matter of the legalization and regulation of marijuana,” treating it like tobacco.
But in Ontario — despite strong anti-smoking laws — growing tobacco for personal consumption is allowed.
That raises questions about the efficacy of banning Canadians from cultivating marijuana at home for recreational use once it is legalized next year.
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