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What does the fast-approaching legalization of marijuana mean for Canadians?

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  • We send officers to go out to marijuana dispensaries … and a lot of times they’re very surprised at who’s out there and using.”
  • Canada is set to become just the second country in the world to fully legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical users.

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@cbcradio: What does the fast-approaching legalization of marijuana mean for Canadians?

Marijuana, weed, pot, cannabis, hash — our relationships with that green bud with the unmistakable aroma are changing, and they’re changing fast.

Canada is set to become just the second country in the world to fully legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical users.

So, what does that mean for the people who can’t wait to light up without fear of being arrested? What about those who fear we’re headed down a slippery slope by legalizing this drug?

Join CBC’s Solomon Israel for ‘Hashing it Out’ and hear some fresh perspectives on the different roles marijuana plays in our personal lives.

This holiday special was produced by CBC’s Mieke Anderson.

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