It’s worth pausing to contemplate one of the most consequential legislative changes in years: Canada is now one of the few countries to fully legalize marijuana.

How we got to this point wasn’t easy.

In 2014 only 37% of Canadians said marijuana should be legalized. It wasn’t an issue on most people’s radar. Anyone running on marijuana legalization was relegated to the fringes of acceptable political discourse. Fast-forward to 2017¬†and support for marijuana legalization is supported by 7 in 10 voters.

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