The Cannabis Act, as it’s to be called, will permit legal smoking of dope for fun for the first time ever. But ministers were issuing a lot of anxious warnings about how rigidly marijuana will be controlled. The exercise seems a lot like trying to have it both ways. There is even federal legislation about impaired driving. This is provincial jurisdiction so presumably the federal law is about enabling the provinces. Read the Bill CBC Below we have (left) the news conferences of many ministers who discussed this bill Thursday in Ottawa. To the right, the ongoing concern of doctors, especially about how marijuana permanently dulls the intellect of young people.