Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network
The dream of legally lighting up on Canada Day 2018 is going up in smoke as PM Justin Trudeau said cannabis won’t be legalized by July 1st, although Trudeau did say it will still happen “next summer”.
Trudeau’s refusal to specify a date buys the Liberals a lot more time, but we also shouldn’t forget that it was only a month ago when Health Canada said, “as previously indicated, the government of Canada intends to bring the proposed Cannabis Act into force no later than July 2018”, so that at least cuts down Trudeau’s wiggle room to July 31- that is, if they stick to the plan.
This means criminalization will continue for longer than we were led to believe, and there is already much speculation as to why- maybe they don’t want Canada Day turning into the next 420, maybe they’re waiting until the next election is around the corner, or maybe the Prohibitionists want one last hurrah?
In the TVA interview, Trudeau even went as far as saying, “The date will not be July 1, I can assure you of that. I don’t know where that date came from.”
But that may leave you with a few questions of your own- like if the plan was never to legalize by July 1st, why didn’t Trudeau correct anybody until now?