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Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:09 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Canada introduces long-awaited legislation to fully legalise marijuana
13 April 2017

The Canadian government has introduced highly anticipated legislation aimed at regulating recreational marijuana use by July 2018, paving the way for the country to become the first in the G7 to fully legalise the drug.

On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled two bills designed to end more than 90 years of prohibition. “Despite decades of criminal prohibition, Canadians – including 21% of our youth and 30% of young adults – continue to use cannabis at among the highest rates in the world,” said Bill Blair, the MP and former Toronto police chief tapped to lead the government’s plans for legalisation. “The proposed legislation, which is introduced today, seeks to legalise, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis.”

The legislation divides the responsibilities of legalisation between the federal and provincial governments. Ottawa will regulate production, including licensing producers and ensuring the safety of the country’s marijuana supply. It will be left to Canadian provinces to decide how the drug will be distributed and sold. The federal government has stipulated that buyers must be at least 18 years old, but provinces will be able to set a higher age limit if they wish.

Dried and fresh cannabis, as well as cannabis oil, will be initially available with edible products to follow. Medical marijuana is already legal in Canada...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... egislation

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:33 am
by phuketrichard
a move in the right direction!!!

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:27 pm
by Bitte_Kein_Lexus
They tried to do it in the early 2000s but US pressure made them abandon the legislation. Seems like it might work this time around.

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:37 pm
by frank lee bent
it certainly has increased tourism in Colorado.
maybe they will build a wall on the Canadian border to contain the threat

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:06 pm
by vladimir
With glowing buds we see thee rise...

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:07 pm
by vladimir
frank lee bent wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:37 pm
maybe they will build a wall on the Canadian border to contain the threat
A very HIGH wall...

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:48 pm
by soup
I will gladly pay you Tuesday for some BC bud today! 8)

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:39 am
by phuketrichard
legal in Nevada now, 8 down, 42 to go....
think of how many lives were ruined by it being illegal in the first place

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:03 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Canada clears major hurdle in legalizing recreational marijuana
Reuters Staff
8 June 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group of Seven nation to permit national use of the drug.

The upper chamber Senate voted 56-30 in favor of the legislation but included amendments that the House of Commons will need to decide on before the law can be passed.

While there is not yet a definite date for when marijuana will be available for sale, the Senate was one of the last significant obstacles standing in the way of legalization as a number of Conservative senators oppose the bill.

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said earlier this year that marijuana would only go on sale a few months after it was legalized because the new retail system needs time to start working properly.

The amendments proposed by the Senate include tighter advertising restrictions and giving the provinces say over whether Canadians can grow marijuana at home. The government’s legislation would allow Canadians to grow up to four plants at home for personal use.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cana ... SKCN1J4074

Re: Canada to fully legalise cannabis

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:42 am
by frank lee bent
no wonder the ginger nut is reviewing tariffs.