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Trudeau vows cannabis will be legal by summer as senators urge delay

By John Paul Tasker

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday recreational cannabis use will be legal by summer, despite calls from some senators to put off legalization by up to a year to allow for further consultation with Indigenous communities.

Speaking to reporters alongside the Portuguese prime minister today, Trudeau said it should come as no surprise that the Liberal government is determined to enact its marijuana policy in its first mandate given the pre-election pledge the party made to dismantle prohibition.

“We have been working with our partners across the country to make this happen and we are going to be moving forward this summer on the legalization of cannabis,” he said.

Read more at CBC

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