Canada Defends Cannabis Legalization at United Nations

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op

NEWS Canada defends marijuana legalization at United Nations Responding to international criticism of pot legalization, Canada delivered stirring remarks By David Yasvinski In comments made to the United Nations Commission on narcotics drugs, Michelle Boudreau, the director general for Health Canada’s controlled substances department, said legalization has taken a huge bite out of crime in the country. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images

Canada responded to international criticism of cannabis legalization on Monday with some stirring remarks on the greener pastures the move has helped deliver.

In comments made to the United Nations Commission on narcotics drugs, Michelle Boudreau, the director general for Health Canada’s controlled substances department, said legalization has taken a huge bite out of crime in the country, Marijuana Moment reports.

“The illegal market has already lost 30 per cent of its market share and we have seen no corresponding increase in the overall size of the market,” Boudreau said. “This represents nearly $2-billion in sales that did not go to criminal organizations.”

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