"Now that the Prime Minister has announced that recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada on October 17, 2018, it is important to remember that our existing laws are still in place until they are repealed and replaced".
Under Canada's Cannabis Act, provinces are granted a grace period of 8-12 weeks to get properly set up for the legal distribution of Marijuana.
"It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth", the statement said.
The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide.
California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States' biggest legal marijuana marketplace on January 1.
Trudeau said there's "no point" in discussing it until the new laws are in place, a position echoed by Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief and MP who coordinates the marijuana file for the government. Adults will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, and all products will be sold in plain packaging with clearly marked labels.
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The federal minimum age for marijuana use in Canada will be 18, but some provinces are setting their own minimum age at 19, which is the drinking age in most areas.
The news was greeted with enthusiasm by marijuana advocates in the U.S. Tony Dean, who sponsored the Cannabis Act in the Senate, said. Premier elect Doug Ford hinted that he might make changes to the suggested recreational cannabis framework which was announced by Kathleen Wynne.
A final date will be decided by mid-September, so that retail sales could begin before the end of this year.
"Transformative social policy, I think", Independent Sen.
The move by Canada is likely to cause a headache south of the border, and twist an already strained relationship with the current USA government. "The evidence is very clear that cannabis can cause serious harm when it is misused". We can start to be proactive in public education.
Nationwide legalization is a good thing.
The exact timeline for the law depends on when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decides to put it into effect and how much time he allots for the territories and provinces to roll out retail sales. Today, we change that. 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. "This is something that we want to get right".
Then, trailing in the second half, Iran almost equalized when Saeid Ezatolahi had a goal ruled out on video review. David Silva has had the best chance of the game: swivelling 10 yards out but skying his volley over the bar.
Bithumb lost some 35 billion won (＄32 million) worth of various cryptocurrencies to a cyberattack, the company said Wednesday. Bitcoin price breaks above $6,700, $6,800 is within reach in the short-term.
North Korea has other missile testing facilities but the shutdown, if it happens, would be significant, analysts said. He also praised Trump for meeting with Kim, saying the summit in Singapore was more successful than he had hoped.
Starbucks plans to improve its food options and shift from sugary drinks to "lean into more plant-based beverages". China is the company's biggest growth driver with same-store sales rising 4 percent in the last reported quarter.
House Speaker Paul Ryan took two dozen wavering lawmakers to the White House so Trump could cajole them into supporting the bill. Immigrants listen to instructions from a volunteer inside the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S.
She paired her summery frock with a black-and-white hat from Philip Treacy , the preferred milliner of British high society. Even amongst the scores of well-dressed attendees, the Duchess of Sussex did manage to stand out with her elegant look.
Although most of the Iranian team played club football outside of the country, none competed in the major league games. This time the Asian team will be facing Morocco , Spain and Portugal in its group, reports Xinhua news agency.
Many investors feel smaller and more US -focused companies are less vulnerable in the event of a major trade dispute. Stock markets have fallen around the world in the wake of President Trump's latest tariffs threat to China.
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