Canada is now a place most people will love to be since marijuana has been legalised. Adults are now allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public, according to a bill that was passed at the Senate in June. Not only that, but they are also allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and make products such as edibles for personal use.
You must be over 18years old or exactly 18, to be able to make use of it, as Cannabis is an offence for minors below 18. The supply of recreational marijuana could be limited at least early on in some stores. As an official said, there won’t be a large selection on the first day.
“My father is going to be my first customer, and my second customer is going to be a lady who has [multiple sclerosis],” Thomas Clarke, who owns Thomas H. Clarke’s Distribution cannabis retail store in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s said.
In December 2013, Uruguay was the first county to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. As Canada is now the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation permitting a nationwide marijuana market.
The Canadian legislation, known as the Cannabis Act, stems from a campaign pledge of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to make sure that marijuana is far away from the underage users, as it can lead to an offence.
Healthcare professionals in Canada said that they might be some consequences for legalising marijuana, because of drug abuse. So stringent rules will still govern the purchase and use of marijuana.
Marijuana will not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco. Consumers are expected to purchase the drug from retailers regulated by provinces and territories or from federally licensed producers when those options are not available.
Canada’s government also made some changes regarding driving laws to address repercussions for driving under the influence of cannabis. Legalising cannabis is expected to create an industry worth more than $4billion in Canada.
Nine states in the United States and the District of Columbia now allow recreational marijuana use. Medical marijuana is legal in some form in 30 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The pot industry took in nearly $9 billion in sales in 2017 in the United States, according to BDS Analytics. The revenue from those sales is equivalent to the entire snack bar industry.