Marijuana legalization in Canada may take longer than expected

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Although Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s liberal government signaled it would legalize recreational marijuana this spring, it looks as if actual implementation may take a bit longer.

A bill to formally legalize marijuana in Canada is still expected in the near future, Bloomberg reported, but the government will “take its time” with specific regulations that will allow the rec industry to get up and running, according to a lawmaker who’s spearheading Trudeau’s legalization bid.

“We will take as much time as it takes to get it right,” Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the Canadian justice minister, told Bloomberg.

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