Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada
The use of recreational marijuana has now become legal across Canada.
According to a bill, the adults from now will be able to share and lug around up to 30 grams marijuana in public that too legally. This bill had passed the Senate in June states to permit growing up to 4 plants in the households for creating edibles for personal use.
However, it is necessary that the users must be at least 18 years old. The minors involved in the production, distribution or sale would be considered as an offense.
There would a limit on the supply of recreational marijuana in the initial stage in some stores. The officials have revealed that there won’t be a large selection for the users on the first day at least. Thomas Clarke, who owns the distribution of cannabis retail store in Portugal Cove, said that his first customer would be his father and the second customer would be a lady who is suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Canada is, however, the second country in the world for implementing legislation and allowing the nationwide use of marijuana in the market. Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana consumption in December 2013.
The Canadian legislation is named as the Cannabis Act has eventually stemmed through a campaign pledge taken by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to maintain distance from marijuana by the underage users and hold back crime related to marijuana.
A few medical and professional experts from Canada showed their fear due to the legalization of marijuana. Rigorous rules will, however, administrate the acquisition and consumption of marijuana.
Marijuana would not be available for sale in similar locations in the form of tobacco or alcohol. Therefore, the users are likely expected to buy the drug from only those retailers who are regulated by territories or provinces and are federally operated under the licensed producers in the absence of other available options.
Canada's government has made further modifications to prejudice driving laws to address the consequences of driving under the authority of cannabis.
The legalization of cannabis is anticipated to shape this industry worth more than $4 billion in Canada alone. The District of Columbia and the 9 states of the U.S has now allowed the use of recreational marijuana. Moreover, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the use of medical marijuana is legal in certain forms within the 30 states.
According to BDS Analytics, in the USA, the pot industry utilized nearly $9 billion of sales in 2017. The returns and revenues from such sales are likely to be equivalent to the whole snack bar industry.