Canadians Can Now Legally Buy Recreational Marijuana

As marijuana enthusiasts continue celebrating this historic day for Canada today Oct 17, 2018 ,  here’s what you need to know:

Adults of at least 18 years old will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana  according to the law that was passed in June.

Smoking or vaping marijuana  in most public places is not allowed.

In Manitoba,  the Progressive Conservative government  passed a law banning consumption of cannabis in virtually any public place – streets, parks, campsites and more – but the law is worded to only ban smoking or vaping. It does not cover homemade edibles.

As of now, the federal government set a limit of four plants per household and most provinces and territories followed  except for Quebec and Manitoba, which banned home growing all together.

Some health care professionals in Canada have said they are afraid of the consequences of legalizing marijuana. Stringent rules will still govern the purchase and use of marijuana.
Canada’s government also made changes to impaired driving laws to address repercussions for driving under the influence of cannabis.
Whether you are entering or leaving Canada, it is illegal to have marijuana with you, and you could face criminal charges.
You can’t travel across international borders with it, even if it you are going to Colorado or any of the other eight US states where it has been legalized.
The Canadian legislation, known as the Cannabis Act, stems from a campaign pledge of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep marijuana away from underage users and curb marijuana-related crime.
Legalizing cannabis is expected to create an industry worth more than $4 billion in Canada.
Not in many places. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation– to allow a nationwide marijuana market. In December 2013, Uruguay was the first country to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.  Nine states in the United States and the District of Columbia now allow recreational marijuana use.
(SOURCES : CNN HEALTH and GLOBAL NEWS)
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