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A Giant Puffing Sound: How will NAFTA negotiations affect burgeoning marijuana markets?

Ross Perot warned of a “giant sucking sound” when the original NAFTA was signed, but the new NAFTA being negotiated right now may coincide with a giant puffing sound.

Marijuana legalization efforts in both Canada and the United States (and Mexico for medical marijuana) will, as with most goods and services these days, become intertwined with complex trade agreement rules on public health, investment, intellectual property and state-owned enterprises.

So will the North American Free Trade Agreement bring us free trade in cannabis? Or will the negotiators kill this buzz by carefully drafting language that excludes marijuana products from the trading system?

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