ESQUIMALT, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says regulating the sale of marijuana will protect young people and take money away from criminal gangs, but the government is drawing the line at pot when it comes to legalizing illicit drugs.
The federal government’s approach on marijuana has two goals, Trudeau said Thursday during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in the Victoria area.
"The first is to protect our kids. Right now we know that young people have easier access to marijuana than just about any other illicit substance. It’s easier to buy a joint for a teenager than it is to buy a bottle of beer. That’s not right," he said.
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