Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

The law is featured in a way according to the government to keep young people from using pot

The law is featured in a way according to the government to keep young people from using pot

None of the Vancouver stores that were licensed by the city while marijuana was federally illegal have been approved to stay open Wednesday, and some are expected to voluntarily close until their applications are granted.

Speaking in the Collingwood-area this morning, Ford said nobody in the room asked for cannabis to be legalized and it was "thrust upon us" by the federal government. In tune, Canada has been preparing for the move and sending out millions of flyers to residents speaking of the new marijuana laws and raising awareness on its use.

The patchwork of regulations governing marijuana varies between provinces and territories, and some municipalities also have the option of adding their own rules or opting out of retail sales altogether.

He has also said that his late brother Michel was facing marijuana possession charges for a "tiny amount" of pot before his death in an avalanche in 1998, and that this influenced his decision to propose legalizing cannabis.

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Now that the transaction is complete, he says he plans on vacuum sealing and framing the first gram of marijuana legally sold in the country.

Uruguay fully legalized the drug back in 2013 under then-President José Mujica.

The provincial government has announced that British Columbians will be able to legally purchase recreational cannabis online starting tomorrow.

Alberta and Quebec have set the minimum age for purchase at 18, while others have made it 19.

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"Canada is setting a strong example for how to end marijuana prohibition at the national level and replace it with a system of regulated production and sales that is largely governed at the local level", he said. For instance, there are still some places in Canada where you can't smoke pot in public, and some provinces have outright banned growing it at home.

Retail stores have yet to be established in Ontario, but the government has signaled its intention to accept licensing applications at a future date. California, the largest legal market in the US, earlier this month became the first state with a law mandating expungement of criminal convictions for marijuana-related offenses that no are longer illegal.

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As Canada welcomes legalization, supply shortages could develop, as happened in some US states when legalization arrived. "The prices are very comparable", Thomas Clarke, owner of THC Distribution store, said.

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"When the law changes on the 17th, we're not going to see a big change overnight", Palmer said. She hopes to make money from pipes, bongs and marijuana paraphernalia.

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