Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved

The proposed legislation is also expected to call for plain packaging for recreational marijuana
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, April 10, 2017

The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers to market their products to the public, federal sources said. But key issues such as how to deal with drug-impaired driving have yet to be fully resolved. The government has indicated its legislation will be highly restrictive and designed to discourage people from consuming marijuana, especially under the age of 18. The bill is expected to include tough penalties for those who provide marijuana to children and teens, sources said. (See also: Marijuana industry braces for mergers as legalization looms)