Trudeau vowed to legalize marijuana across Canada by July. It hasn’t been that easy.

October 5, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News,Patient Resources

 Canada is set to become the first industrialized ­nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasingly, Canadians are wondering: What’s the hurry?

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with legislation to legalize cannabis, a move that a majority of the Canadian public supports. But stakeholders such as police chiefs and psychiatrists are urging caution and even delay, worried that a rush to legalization will encourage consumption among young people and increase the incidence of impaired driving.

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