Canada is currently preparing to legalize marijuana nationwide. It is a major moment in cannabis legalization, as the United States still finds itself in persistently dogged battles over marijuana. Some may ask how our neighbors to the north differ in its cannabis programs to those that exist in the United States. Here are three key medical marijuana differences between the two countries.
Federal Vs. State Regulation
In the United States, the government has made cannabis a states’ issue. Each state must legalize on its own before preceding to establish cannabis programs. Some have reasoned this creates testing grounds across the country, getting all the kinks worked out, before reaching the federal level.
However, this has never been the case in Canada. While the country is made up of various provinces and territories, Canada has always treated marijuana as a federal issue.