Canada Legalizes Marijuana, Plans To Offer Pardons For 'Minor Pot Convictions'

Students Michal Marcinkiewicz and Carson Otto measure the light in the marijuana lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-On-The-Lake Ontario Canada

Almost a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end yesterday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. Authorities will reportedly pardon all convictions for possession of up to 30 grams - now the legal limit - though rules about sales still vary depending on provincial regulations: Ontario, for instance, probably won't see any shops open until April.

Why does it matter? "All the years of activism paid off. Cannabis is legal in Canada and everyone should come to Canada and enjoy our cannabis".

"If. a Canadian is coming to the United States and it has nothing to do with the marijuana industry or the proliferation of the industry, that person would generally be deemed admissible", CBP officer Christopher Perry said in a press conference in Detroit, Michigan, on the Canadian border. For two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has worked to legalize marijuana for recreational uses.

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It might have a more immediate effect in countries like New Zealand, where the government has promised a legalization referendum by 2020, said John Walsh, of the advocacy group Washington Office on Latin America.

Residents of the far-eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador were the first to be able to legally buy marijuana as shops opened at the stroke of midnight. Each province and territory has set its own rules.

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"Cannabis stores operating in Ontario today are doing so illegally". It's also still illegal for minors to smoke pot - and sharing a toke with one could get you up to 14 years in jail. Ted Smith, founder of the Cannabis Buyers Club, said. Sales are forecast to spur an additional $1.1 billion in economic growth resulting in a $400 million tax windfall for the government. But not all Canadians are laughing.

Canada is only the second nation after Uruguay to legalise the drug, although countries such as Portugal have decriminalised it - meaning those caught with the drug face civil punishment, such as a fine. Its first commercial sale took place past year when pharmacies started selling it directly to consumers.

'My God it's the bomb!' she said and returned with friends Thursday to buy more.

The coalition announced the launch of a new website Wednesday for filing complaints about the law and reporting violations at Potwatch.org. "I don't have to feel like sneaky teenager anymore".

"Kamloops just seemed to be the right place at the right time, where they had the zoning in place, they had a store location that was ideal for what we wanted to do", he said. "We just made history".

In this September 25, 2018 photo, marijuana plants are shown growing in a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia, that is operated by Pure Sunfarms, a joint venture between tomato grower Village Farms International, and a licensed medical marijuana producer, Emerald Health Therapeutics.

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