Canada is legalizing marijuana: Here's what Michiganders should know

The law is featured in a way according to the government to keep young people from using pot

Marijuana became legal across the country at on October 17.

Where can I buy it?

"I'm elated", Power told CBC News. He said he is counting on the co-operation of the opposition - especially the NDP, which has called for an amnesty - for Parliament to adopt the legislation and to launch the new process as quickly as possible. 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.

"Alcohol took my grandfather and it took his youngest son, and weed has taken no one from me ever", he said.

However, Ontarians are only now allowed to purchase weed online, after the province's Conservative government introduced legislation that would change the policies adopted by its predecessor on where weed will be sold.

Please, save yourself a lot of trouble. As reported by CNN, these are the legalities that come along with purchasing and carrying marijuana in Canada now. Eight of the states saw legalization through ballot measures, Vermont's was legalized through the legislature.

What about previous pot charges?

Still, global businesses and investment funds have been hovering around the market for years, waiting for the time when they could legally invest in large-scale industrializing marijuana cultivation and distribution.

-Distributing or selling marijuana will still be an offense for minors.

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Why did they legalize it?

In legalizing weed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made good on a campaign promise and the move is expected to result in the injection of billions of dollars into Canada's economy, including from US cannabis tourists.

There are marijuana accessories in glass display cases and dozens of "smell jars" where customers can sniff the different strains before making a purchase.

A patchwork of regulations has spread in Canada as each province takes its own approach within the framework set out by the federal government.

Where else is it legal?

Aside from the initial excitement surrounding BC's first legal recreational marijuana store, City of Kamloops Business Licence Inspector and Property Use Coordinator Dave Jones says he thinks this new industry will help boost local economy.

The Cannabis Act, which fulfills a promise Trudeau made in the 2015 election campaign, makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalize the drug.

"Canada's move to legalize marijuana is a historic rebuke to the disastrous global war on drugs, which has ruined millions of lives", Hannah Hetzer, a Senior International Policy Manager at the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance, said.

While not technically legal in the past, ordering marijuana online has been in existence for some time and was used largely by people with medical marijuana licenses.

The pot industry took in almost $9 billion in sales in 2017 in the United States, according to BDS Analytics.

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