Medical Marijuana Legislation (Canada)

Canada is a country consisting of 10 provinces and three territories on the continent of North America. It is located in the northern part of the continent, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Sharing a common land border with the United States, Canada was originally inhabited by various Aboriginal peoples, and later by British and French colonies. Britain mostly governed Canada until 1931, when it granted full independence to Canada. Classified as a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy.

Although drug prohibition in Canada began with the Opium Act of 1908, marijuana legislation was not added to the Confidential Restricted List until 1923, under the ...

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