Canada NDP Demands Immediate Marijuana Decriminalization

Canada NDP Demands Immediate Marijuana Decriminalization 

Marijuana Decriminalization

CBC News reports The federal New Democrats are putting forward a motion in Canadian Parliament to pressure the Liberal government to decriminalize pot before it is legalized.

During the federal election Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana. The federal Health Minister Jane Philpott recently told the UN  that legislation to legalize marijuana will be ready in a year.

But in February MP Bill Blair, who is leading the task force to craft new laws around marijuana, said until the government legalizes marijuanacurrent laws must be enforced.