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Senators push for plan to deal with fallout when Canada legalizes cannabis and breaks international law

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 7:17 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

A Senate committee has asked the Trudeau government to come up with a plan to deal with the political and legal fallout when Canada legalizes recreational cannabis later this year, and thereby flouts its treaty obligations and international law.

Canada normally considers itself — and is widely seen as — a nation that respects treaties and lives up to its international obligations, just as it expects other countries to do.

But that international reputation for reliably upholding its legal commitments is expected to take a big...