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Ottawa’s planned cannabis legalization law will expose Canadians to ‘new minefield’ of criminalization: CCLA

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 9:32 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) contends that the Trudeau government’s impending legalization of cannabis “lays a new minefield of criminality” for Canadians to try to pick their way through.


When the CCLA and Canadian Bar Association (CBA) separately make their recommendations on Bill C-45 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee April 18, both law groups will urge the red chamber to remove “the blunt instrument of the criminal law” (as the CBA describes it) from the proposed legislation to legalize the possession,...