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The Trudeau government and the recriminalization of cannabis | Michael Bryant

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 9:13 AM | By Michael Bryant

Cannabis crime will go up, not down, now that cannabis has been “legalized” by the Trudeau government. Because the law that passed Parliament amounts to a recriminalization of cannabis possession, production and commercialization.

It takes a second or two to sink in, but once I say it, the response is universal: really? Does anyone know this? Why haven’t I heard this before? The statement is shocking to everyone but criminal defence lawyers, apparently. I did a straw poll online of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association members: 85...