Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
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Canada Legalizes Marijuana, Plans To Offer Pardons For 'Minor Pot Convictions'

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

The owner of the dispensary declined comment, but his outlet was among those illegal pot shops that remained open across Canada on Wednesday, despite not holding the appropriate licences.

For the USA border, a Customs and Border Patrol spokesman who did not identify himself stated similarly that determinations about admissibility and whether any regulatory or criminal enforcement is appropriate are made by the officer based on the facts and circumstances known at the time.

"I've been hearing that the retailers in Alberta are saying it's going to be $8.68 a gram - that's their wholesale price from the government".

Canada has posted signage at airports and boarder crossings to keep recreational cannabis users aware - crossing global boarders with the drug is still very much illegal. "They'll probably be looking, especially with people going on the weekends, or if someone goes and comes back on the same day". Canada's Public Safety Minister said the government will consider a proposal to pardon those jailed for possessing a small amount of marijuana - as long as they have finished their sentence.

Officials in Nova Scotia and Manitoba said they won't have a large selection, at least not on the first day, CNN affiliate CBC News reported.

The rule against public marijuana use is particularly limiting for tourists, who may not have a private location to smoke. Consumers are expected to purchase the drug from retailers regulated by provinces and territories or from federally licensed producers when those options are not available. Beyond that, a Canada Post strike looming on the horizon could throw Ontario's legal weed system completely out of whack.

Please, save yourself a lot of trouble.

To give you an idea of how much items will cost here's a comparison of the three different strains offered (Indica, Sativa, Hybrid) and organized them by price from lowest to highest. Eight of the states saw legalization through ballot measures, Vermont's was legalized through the legislature.

What about previous pot charges?


A formal announcement was planned for later Wednesday.

By afternoon, Clarke had sold his entire cannabis supply and had to turn away customers.

On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to parliament, reiterating why he had been campaigning for this legislation over the last few years. Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world, particularly among young people, so there's already a huge market for it there.

Day one of Canadian cannabis legalization is officially in the rearview, and what might be seen as a very successful first day, was certainly not met without challenges.

Not in many places.

US Customs and Border Protection have reiterated that marijuana remains illegal under US federal law and those caught at the border with pot would be subject to arrest and prosecution. Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana.

"Regardless of Canada's legalization of marijuana today, nothing will be changing on the US side or with CBP policies and procedures at the border", Malin said via email. To become legal, they'd have to stop doing that so Smith says it's only a matter of time before they're shut down along with other illegal pot shops in B.C.

It revealed that "edibles" sales are on track to reach more than $4.1 billion by 2022, with spending on the category reaching $1 billion in 2017 in the United States and Canada.

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