Canada to legalise cannabis next October - Trudeau

Canada to legalise cannabis next October - Trudeau

The government is expected to choose a date in early or mid September.

Manitobans still won't be allowed to grow marijuana at home once it's legal despite a federal law that gives Canadians the right to grow pot at home.

Mark your calendars: after 95 years, Canada's prohibition on recreational cannabis will come to an end on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Trudeau's Liberal government introduced legislation previous year in a bid to make Canada the second country in the world to legalise cannabis, after Uruguay.

In the neighbouring USA, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalised marijuana. California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States' biggest legal marijuana marketplace on January 1.

THE Canadian parliament has passed a bill to legalise the use of cannabis in a recreational capacity. Anyone found to be carrying more than this amount, or providing it to minors - anyone under the age of 18 or 19 depending on the province - will be breaking the law. The council says the USA can not be considered a safe country for refugees in light of the "disturbing" events at the US border. Tony Dean, who sponsored the bill in Canada's Senate, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Landlords in some provinces will be allowed to prohibit the use of cannabis inside of their properties, much like tobacco products.

Bill C-80, which approves departmental spending up to the end of this fiscal year.

"Transformative social policy, I think", Independent Sen.

So far, the United States has yet to respond to Canada's historic move to make marijuana a part of legitimate commerce.

'Now we can start to tackle some of the harms of cannabis. Legalisation could create a market worth C$7.2 billion (NZ$10.5 billion) and investor anticipation has already created several companies such as Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis with market values of more than C$1 billion (NZ$1.45 billion). These are good things for Canada'.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the decision tweeting, "It's been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits".

"The overall message is, 'Yeah, Canada legalized cannabis, hooray, ' but the actual details is where there are a lot of devils", Emery said, "The civil liberties advocates, the lawyers, the people who represent the marginalized Indigenous, the youth, the poor - the victims of prohibition - we aren't celebrating today". Blair said because they have been given the ability to set regulations in their jurisdictions as to how a legalized marijuana regime will operate, this extra time will allow for the final set up of retail establishments and get online systems up and running.

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