Canada Becomes Second Country to Fully Legalize Marijuana
It's official, Canada became the second country to fully legalize Marijuana today. The Cannabis act of June 2018 was the first step to making it a reality. After almost a century-long ban, Canadians adults are now legally able to smoke marijuana. But it will definitely not be a free for all because there are lots of rules and regulations. Although today was the day it became legal, many major cities like Toronto and Vancouver do not even have shops that are open yet.
According to the New York Times, last night over a hundred people stood in line at a store named "Tweed" to try to be among the first to buy it legally. But don't expect cookies, brownies or other edibles anytime soon because the law states that for the first year edibles will not be available. Under the new law, adults will be able to possess, carry and share up to 30 grams or Marijuana.
"There are a lot of unknown factors at this point," Says British Columbia's Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnsworth told the NYT. The Canadian medical association Journal cited the Government's legalization an uncontrolled experiment where the profits of growers and taxes are pitched against the health of Canadians. What are your thoughts? Do you think it was a step in the right direction? Or a mistake that Canadian citizens will be paying for, for a while.