Trudeau’s bait and switch on legalization?

The Liberals promised to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana”, not create a consumer market
Lift (Canada)
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed frustration around the current cannabis landscape, explaining, “Until we have brought in the proposed system… the current prohibition stands”, and encouraging police to enforce the law, particularly as it pertains to the continued expansion of medical cannabis dispensaries in major cities across Canada. The response has been one of uniform frustration from many angles, but I don’t believe Justin Trudeau actually lied about the Liberal party’s intentions on the cannabis file. To claim that Trudeau lied seems confusing – no government could really get away with a legalization ‘free for all’, but more importantly, a majority of Canadians don’t want that.