Should Canada Legalize Weed?

As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, Shop Owners Ask: Why Wait? via The New York Times

As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, Shop Owners Ask: Why Wait?
via The New York Times

Legalizing pot won't snuff out organized crime, report warns via CBC News

Legalizing pot won't snuff out organized crime, report warns
via CBC News

THE BASICS: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to legalize recreational marijuana usage within the next year. Dan Levin of The New York Times writes that it makes economic sense to decriminalize as soon as possible, while Jim Bronskill of CBC News points out that legalizing could encourage extortion and heavier drug usage.