Cam Battley, chief corporate officer of Aurora Cannabis, also one of Canada's largest cannabis companies, said it's not every day you get to be involved in the start of a new industry. In the US, meanwhile, the move will be closely watched for its impact in the years ahead on everything from migration and crime to tourism and economic growth.
The legislation, which was passed in the Canadian Senate in June, was part of a 2015 campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"They learn irrigation, how to use irrigation, insect control, trapping - " said Alan Unwin from Niagara College, "Students, when they graduate from this program, will have a credential in commercial cannabis production".
Enforcing the rules won't be easy.
Battley will attend an investor conference in Germany and then head to Australia, which legalised medical marijuana in 2016.
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Canadians can legally use recreational marijuana, raising new questions about how the policy will affect the USA; correspondent Bryan LLenas reports from Montreal.
But it was business as usual at the Cannabis Buyers Club in Victoria, which is the oldest marijuana dispensary in Canada and possibly the world.
Marijuana may be legal in some states in the United States, but it is still prohibited federally. While that's great for those Canadians, it doesn't mean the same thing to the American government as it does at home. To become legal, they'd have to stop doing that so Smith says it's only a matter of time before they're shut down along with other illegal pot shops in B.C. But take note: people returning to the U.S. from Canada are barred from bringing any marijuana products with them because it is illegal at the federal level, said Stephanie Malin, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). "We apologize for any inconvenience", Daffyd Roderick said in an email.
Can I travel outside of Canada with weed?
"B.C. and Washington - we're so close, even personality-wise, culturally", Lee told the paper.
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And, of course, there were plenty of memes and jokes on social media, including many with well-known marijuana advocate Snoop Dogg, and some reading, "Congratulations drugs for winning the war on drugs". The country's five largest marijuana companies, Canopy included, have swollen in market value from $4 billion to almost $40 billion in the a year ago, according to The Journal. There may be only half a dozen major cannabis players left after a few years, according to industry experts.
Linton's company recently received an investment of $4 billion from Constellation Brands, which also sells Corona beer and Robert Mondavi wines. First Nations communities will also be provided with a similar opportunity to prohibit cannabis retail and delivery within their communities, which will not be time limited.
"Yesterday was the day that everyone was waiting for but I think that little by little the queue will decrease", he said.
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