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He talked about refugees, though.
Medical cannabis users can buy online from federally licensed producers.
There's a lot of doubt in the bill's ability to achieve the government's key goals.
Liberal MPs had the hour off, basically.
Having a retail system operational in every province by July 1, 2018 is incredibly ambitious. One way that the government might intend on meeting this timeframe is a phased-in approach to the sale of recreational cannabis, for example allowing initial delivery by mail only, while the storefront model works itself out.
We often create policies that are meant to protect youth, particularly around drug use. But what we actually end up doing is criminalizing and victimizing them further. With regulation we'll actually be able to start to undo some of the harms caused by prohibition - harms a lot worse than the use of cannabis itself.
The NDP leader thinks it's unfair Canadians will still get criminal records for pot possession.
The Liberals said they'll introduce a bill next year.
My only hope is that the eventual regulating bodies take a broader look at public health outcomes, and we fight against a purely commercial cannabis market. We should acknowledge Canada's distinct history when it comes to reform, cannabis policy and medical cannabis.
The Liberal leader will sit down with HuffPost Tuesday and we want to know what you want to know.