Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Look! Canada Becomes The Second Nation To Legalize Marijuana

Look! Canada Becomes The Second Nation To Legalize Marijuana

Canada has voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

Meanwhile, the situation for home cultivation will remain muddy in Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut, which have all banned home-grow despite the fact the federal legislation allows people to grow up to four plants at home. The NLC will be in charge of pricing marijuana products, and will be allowed to sell up to 30 grams at a time to people 19 years of age and older.

The federal government has also amended the country's impaired driving laws to cover the consequences for driving under marijuana influence.

"I have always been open to a fair market, but this is new (cannabis) for everyone so we need to consult with our caucus members, law enforcement and most importantly the local communities before we do anything, he said in an interview to Can-India during his election campaign".

Selling marijuana to an underage kids can get a person locked up in prison for up to 14 years. In the neighboring U.S., nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use.

Advocates argued that putting the limit at 21 would encourage a black market and drive youths into the hands of criminals.

Speaking today, Trudeau said: "We have been talking about this since well before we formed government". Blair said because they have been given the ability to set regulations in their jurisdictions as to how a legalized marijuana regime will operate, this extra time will allow for the final set up of retail establishments and get online systems up and running.

"I am proud of the work accomplished by our Government, Parliamentarians, and all Canadians who contributed to this important shift in our country's approach to cannabis", says Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

mCig Inc (OTCPK:MCIG) was the second biggest gainer following the cannabis legalization in Canada; its share price rose 11% on Wednesday.

"A courageous move on the part of the government", he told CBC.

The government will gain revenue from a market whose estimated value is Can USD 6-7 billion. But some health experts have anxious that the lower age will encourage use of a substance that can have long-term consequences on still-maturing brains.

Canada's vote came on the same day that former Conservative leader Lord Hague suggested the United Kingdom should also legalize cannabis.

"Canada should be applauded for taking bold and decisive steps towards ending the failed prohibition of marijuana", Hannah Hetzer, the senior worldwide policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement.

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