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With cannabis legalization around the corner, feds should heed Senate call for third-party oversight

By Independent Senator Frances Lankin      

Senators’ approach in its study of the cannabis bill ought to be cautious, as opposed to restrictive, in our recommendations, writes Independent Senator Frances Lankin.

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is among a number of ministers assigned to the marijuana file. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Cannabis legalization is coming. Canadians voted for it. And Senators—who are now debating this important piece of legislation—should not stand in their way. That being said, I am convinced that continued oversight will be key to the success of legalization.

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