CANADIAN LAWON RECREATIONALUSE OF MARIJUANAREBECCA RANDELLEFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP FORMAL PROPOSAL
PRESENTATION OUTLINE Proposed change Who is responsible for this change? Understanding the change Other options Case ...
“”Cannabis has NOTbeen decriminalized orlegalized in Canada.http://www.cannabisfacts.ca/
PROPOSED CHANGE Legalize marijuana in Canada Only currently legal for medicinal purposes
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THISCHANGE? Federal Government “Under Canada’s Constitution, the federal government is granted it...
UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGE Change the law with certain regulations that are similar to those oftobacco or alcohol use 1. A...
OTHER OPTIONS Keep the current law on marijuana Make medicinal marijuana illegal as well Legalize marijuana without res...
CASE FOR CHANGE Meeting popular demand It does less damage than tobacco and alcohol People die from alcohol overdoses. ...
STEPS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT THISCHANGE Liberal Party of Canada has come up with an implementationpolicy already Sees it ...
WHO IS AFFECTED? Every Canadian citizen
Canadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana
Canadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana
Canadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana
Canadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana
Canadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana
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Canadian Law on the Recreational Use of Marijuana

  1. 1. CANADIAN LAWON RECREATIONALUSE OF MARIJUANAREBECCA RANDELLEFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP FORMAL PROPOSAL
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE Proposed change Who is responsible for this change? Understanding the change Other options Case for Change Steps required to implement this change Who is affected? Conclusion
  3. 3. “”Cannabis has NOTbeen decriminalized orlegalized in Canada.http://www.cannabisfacts.ca/
  4. 4. PROPOSED CHANGE Legalize marijuana in Canada Only currently legal for medicinal purposes
  5. 5. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THISCHANGE? Federal Government “Under Canada’s Constitution, the federal government is granted itsown powers and responsibilities, which cannot be altered unilaterally byanother level of government.”http://www.mapleleafweb.com/features/federal-government-canada-organization-institutions-issues
  6. 6. UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGE Change the law with certain regulations that are similar to those oftobacco or alcohol use 1. Age limit 2. Location 3. Operation of Motor Vehicles
  7. 7. OTHER OPTIONS Keep the current law on marijuana Make medicinal marijuana illegal as well Legalize marijuana without restrictions Lessen the criminal charges on the use of marijuana but have itremain illegal Increase criminal charges on the use of marijuana
  8. 8. CASE FOR CHANGE Meeting popular demand It does less damage than tobacco and alcohol People die from alcohol overdoses. There has never been a fatalmarijuana overdose. The health-related costs associated with alcohol use far exceed thosefor marijuana use. Alcohol is linked to cancer. Marijuana is not. Economic benefits Marijuana inmates cost American prisons $1 billion per year Prohibition of marijuana in the US cost taxpayers $41.8 billion a year
  9. 9. STEPS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT THISCHANGE Liberal Party of Canada has come up with an implementationpolicy already Sees it fit to legalize marijuana given that they can and will “ensure theregulation and taxation of its production, distribution, and use, whileenacting strict penalties for illegal trafficking, illegal importation, andimpaired driving.” Have committed to investing “significant resources in prevention andeducation programs designed to promote awareness of the health risksand consequences of marijuana use and dependency, especiallyamongst youth.” Submit a bill which must be passed by the House of Commons, theSenate, and the Governor General. Each house has the right topass, amend, delay, or defeat the bill. If it is passed it will become alegislation.http://www.parl.gc.ca/Aboute/Sentae/Today/laws-e.htmlhttp://convention.liberal.ca/justice/117-legalize-and-regulate-marijuana/
  10. 10. WHO IS AFFECTED? Every Canadian citizen

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