Canada Makes Cannabis Legal; Smokers Rejoice on Twitter

Canada Makes Cannabis Legal; Smokers Rejoice on Twitter

In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration.

The federal government and many provinces have been cautious, starting with limited stores and products, including no edible cannabis products for a year, and tight control over supply.

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For those ready to get on their high horse, there's even a Cannabis production program at Niagara College Canada.

He and his friend Alex Lacrosse were smoking when two police officers walked by.

At least 111 legal pot shops were planning to open across the nation of 37 million people on the first day, according to an Associated Press survey - a small slice of what ultimately will be a much larger marketplace.

It's official. The first legal recreational cannabis has been sold in Newfoundland and Labrador, marking a historic first across the country. Hundreds had formed queues around the block, and 46-year-old Ian Power was first in line at a store in the city of St. John's. "By giving adults a regulated legal alternative we believe we can make our communities safer". "I didn't think it was going to look like that when I got in there".

The Ontario Cannabis Store has had 38,000 orders since the site went live at midnight, Premier Doug Ford says. As of this moment, citizens are allowed to purchase and legally possess cannabis.

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"I feel great! The stigma ends tonight". In 2003, former prime minister Jean Chrétien and his government tried to decriminalize simple possession charges, but this also failed.

Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001. Buyers can't touch or smell the products before they buy. Our website is experiencing some heavy traffic. "See how you respond to the low dose and then go up gradually as you understand the effect it's having on your body". In Alberta and Quebec, that applies to anyone over 18; it's anyone over 19 in the rest of Canada.

There are different rules for different states.

"That's not really in the spirit of legalization", Larsen said. "Our kids are going to inherit this system, for better or worse, and I thought it was important for them to see this sea change in Canadian society". In Ontario it will be the only option until retail stores are up and running next year, with a last-minute policy change unveiled by the new government.

Although cannabis becomes legal on Wednesday, only one legal dispensary will be opening its doors in British Columbia.

With Canada joining Uruguay as the world's second nationwide recreational marijuana market, you're going to need to know what's what with weed in the Great White North, whether you're a Canadian resident or a tourist planning a trip. As reported by CNN, these are the legalities that come along with purchasing and carrying marijuana in Canada now. The regulations governing when, where, and how one can buy and ingest marijuana in Canada also vary by province.

"It was extremely emotional", he said. In August, Canada approved a device to detect levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive element in cannabis, in a driver's saliva.

Assistant superintendent of education with the WCDSB, Tim Yawney, said in December a student forum called The Cannabis Conversation will bring together leaders from high schools around the board to learn more about cannabis. "We're not known as wild and insane. We've won and my gut is like oh no, what are they doing?"

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