Canadians able to buy recreational cannabis in October

Canadians able to buy recreational cannabis in October

Canadians able to buy recreational cannabis in October

The Canadian government made history Tuesday as the Senate approved the Cannabis Act to make marijuana production and consumption legal country-wide after a 95-year prohibition. Today the word comes down that Canada has become the second nation in the world to legalize marijuana.

Quebec, Manitoba, and Nunavut all want to forbid their citizens from growing recreational marijuana at home, even after cannabis is legalized federally.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, and in response to popular opinion, the Liberal Party committed to legalizing it for personal use during the elections of 2015.

The country's postal service said in a statement that it will deliver regulated recreational marijuana, following the same policies such as proof of age upon delivery, according to ABC News. By comparison, the minimum consumption age for marijuana in all the USA states that have legalized recreational use is 21, corresponding to the higher drinking age. But Senate snags with C-45, along with the requests of provinces for more time to assemble their regulations have pushed everything back 17 weeks.

The task force recommended adults be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of pot and grow up to four plants.

The news was also greeted with enthusiasm by marijuana advocates in the U.S. Don Hartleben, who manages Dank of America, a retail cannabis store just south of the border in Blaine, Washington, said Canada's legalization was not only politically exciting, but a potential business boon for him. It was said most of previous year that legal sales would pop off in the beginning of July 2018 - right around Canada Day.

Canadian marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp, Aphria Inc, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF and Aurora Cannabis Inc have been at the center of investor frenzy surrounding attempts to legalise marijuana for recreational use nationwide.

It grants the federal government the power to license and regulate a restricted group of cannabis growers but gives Canada's 10 provinces and three territories the discretion to decide how to sell and distribute the drug.

The "historic" decision, which already passed in the House of Commons, ends 90 years of prohibition and will likely impact Canada's criminal justice system.

The Prime Minister took Twitter soon after Senate passed the bill saying, "It's been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits".

Canada has set the date for the full legalisation of marijuana in the country.

In the United States, BDS Analytics estimated that the pot industry took in almost $9 billion in sales in 2017.

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