Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot

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Image Courtesy of Jim Young/Reuters
Image Courtesy of Jim Young/Reuters

By Catherine Cullen, CBC News, October 3, 2016 

Legalizing pot will violate international treaties. What should Canada do?

As Canada moves forward with its plan to legalize marijuana, government officials have at least one international conundrum to sort out: what to do about the global treaties Canada has signed that prohibit making pot legal?

A senior government official said there are essentially two options available.

On the one hand,¬†Canada could take a “principled stand” in favour of the international legalization of pot.

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