Canada Really Wants to Legalize Weed — But First it Needs to Deal With the UN

Canada’s new Liberal government is pushing its pot-friendly ideas on the rest of the world, and one government backbencher hopes the country could be a driving force in getting the United Nations to reconsider its treaties that ban the drug.

Ottawa might not have a choice, as it finds its plans to legalize marijuana at odds with three UN treaties on the matter.

“If Canada can do this right, and we can build up evidence to show that regulation of marijuana works in a way that prohibition doesn’t, we have an opportunity to lead by example.”

– Read the entire article at Vice.