Canada plans marijuana legalization by spring 2017: minister

April 20, 2016 6:59 PM

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Canada plans marijuana legalization by spring 2017: minister

TORONTO Canada's Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in spring 2017, Health Minister Jane Philpott said on Wednesday.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during last year's election campaign that his Liberals would legalize recreational marijuana, following the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado, but the time frame has been unclear.

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