Canada Announces Plans to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana

At an appropriately (and comically) timed UN general assembly session discussing drug problems around the world, Canada’s health minister Jane Philpott announced today(4/20) that the country plans to decriminalize recreational marijuana beginning spring 2017. “We will work with law enforcement partners to encourage appropriate and proportionate criminal justice measures. We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem,” she said. Read more about the nationwide legalization at The Guardian.