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Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization. He's off to Germany Friday and Australia next week a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of the reverberations its decision to legalize could have internationally.With national legalization taking effect Wednesday, Canada has emerged as the world leader.Peterson took out a full page ad in The Wall Street Journal this week urging President Donald Trump to help ease prohibition and eliminate hurdles for the U.S. pot industry before Canada leaves it even farther behind.Some in the U.S. Congress have also taken notice, pressing for the federal government to get out of the way of states that want to legalize, but it remains unclear what weight Canada's legalization might carry south of the border.Battley said he expects the global recreational market to develop much as the medical market has done. Canada legalized medical marijuana nationally in 2001 .
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