As far as an average schmuck can tell, the road to marijuana legalization appears to be on its way. Those of us with Canadian pot stocks though might not feel as secure as others. Aside from the legislation not being passed yet there’s still the question of the UN drug treaties that the Canadian government hasn’t addressed.
If Canada does not deal with the legalities of their position with the treaties by July 1st, 2017 then they will not be able to legally legalize marijuana in the eye of international law. It sounds like a big deal but maybe it’s not. Still, investors do not like uncertainty. More importantly I do not like uncertainty.
One of the options and possibly the best option is for Canada to simply withdraw from the treaties. It makes you wonder why they just don’t go ahead and do this. Does the government have more ambitious plans with dealing with the treaty issue? When asked about this issue last week, Trudeau deflected with a politician’s answer leaving everyone to wonder.