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Canadian government is attacked for plan to legalise marijuana

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:88

In the currency conversions in the second paragraph of this “news roundup” article by David Spurgeon, we seriously overestimated, by a factor of four, the value of the Canadian dollar (7 June, p 1232). How we achieved this startling conversion rate has a bizarre explanation, but the correct conversions (for the new $C100 fines facing people who are found to be in possession of less than 15 g of marijuana) are £45, $US75, and €64.


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