Well, they missed the July 1st deadline, but as of October 17th, it’s official. Who’d have thought, eh?
According to the latest from our nation’s capital, marijuana will be legalized in Canada by July 1st, 2018, just in time for Canada Day.
There goes the neighbourhood.
While I won’t entice a debate on the pros and cons of our Prime Minister’s bold & brash announcement, I will pause to consider some of the changes one might expect. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, one thing is clear, the Canadian landscape is about to change.
For the better?
Perhaps. While it’s guaranteed the government will reap benefits in the form of regulation and taxation, the potential long-term ramifications on our health care system is concerning. Free health care is a wonderful thing, but I speak from experience when I say that universal health care comes at a steep cost, especially for those firmly entrenched in the working middle class. Some refer to it…
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