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Marijuana legalization lessons for Canada from around the world for prisoners

Justin Trudeau and his staff are legalizing marijuana in Canada and it will happen by Spring of 2017. The use of marijuana for recreational or medicinal use is widespread across Canada and the smell of cannabis in the streets is always present in the busy cities.

While legalizing is a big step, it is complicated for people that are operating in the marijuana space currently. The big question is how does the country handle being who have been convicted of marijuana related crimes, that are in prison or are back in society? Canada can look at the states that have legalized recreational marijuana in the USA and take notes or look to other countries like Portugal and the Netherlands, but nobody has figured out the perfect solution.

Do you believe that prisoners of the cannabis war should have their sentences reduced after legalization is put into place or do we let them serve their punishment for breaking the law, when marijuana was illegal?

Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Trudeau government announced in late June it would begin the process of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, which should be finished by spring 2017. Marijuana legalization lessons for Canada from around the world

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