When the Trudeau government set out to deliver on its core campaign commitment to legalize cannabis, success was defined for many by legislation that did not impede on each province’s autonomy over responsible implementation.
The end of prohibition — and the increasing expectation that the Trudeau government will expunge the records of all Canadians with minor cannabis possession convictions — is all well and good in principle.
CANNABIS CULTURE- This week, Canada’s Senate approved the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill. While this legislative hurdle is clear, many are concerned that over-regulation and government monopolies have hijacked the natural order away from true cannabis liberty.
Meanwhile, a campaign launched to address the racial bias in Canada’s prosecution of marijuana laws is pushing a bigger plan – to help racialized people succeed in the fast growing legal weed business.
Attorney General Eric Holder's long overdue realization that "too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason" was an important step toward a national recognition that our decades long war on drugs has been ineffective, expensive, and cruel. As bipartisan support grows in Congress for overhauling U.S.