Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks to keep his word on legalizing marijuana with a plan now set in place.
The Canadian government on Thursday introduced legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana throughout the country, reports the New York Times.
The bill, known as “An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts,” would set a minimum age limit of 18, although each province would be free to set their own limit above that age. Individuals would be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of recreational pot, similar to the one-ounce standard set in several U.S. states with legal marijuana laws in effect, while households would be allowed to grow up to four plants.
While the bill removes punishments for use and possession of pot, it does not establish a nationwide regulatory system to sell marijuana commercially. Provinces can instead choose to set up their own commercial framework, although customers could still order marijuana online from a federally-licensed producer if none exists in their region.
Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to…