It's also still illegal for minors to smoke pot - and sharing a toke with one could get you up to 14 years in jail. Some media outlets, including Vice, called legalization day "Hash Wednesday". In Kamloops where B.C's only legal cannabis shop drew big crowds, Becky Prett was the first in line.
American TV news trucks, such as NBC, were spotted at a pot shop where long lineups were forming in Montreal.
The Ontario Cannabis Store launched Wednesday as recreational cannabis became legal across Canada and it remains the only legal purchasing option in the province until private retail stores open in April next year.
We've spoken a lot about the whole spate of cannabis-based concotions set to hit the Canadian market in the near future, from a Cannabis-brewed beer to Cannabis-infused Coca-Cola, however the moment of truth is finally set to hit the Canadian weed industry as recreational marijuana becomes fully legal tonight at Midnight (Canadian time, of course).
Yesterday Canada legalized recreational marijuana, as you're probably well-aware. The goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system.
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Canadian politicians who pushed for legalization said the move will stop underage users, and reduce drug-related crime.
In neighbouring U.S., nine states and the District of Columbia have legalised marijuana.
Shoppers will have the ability to choose from various strains and have their order filled out by a store clerk, being able to choose between dried buds, ground cannabis, pre-rolled joints, cannabis oil, pills, or oral spray.
For example, if someone purchases pot from an unlicensed seller, they would be in possession of illegal cannabis.
Adults of at least 18 years old will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public, according to a bill that passed the Senate in June.
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Noooope. It remains illegal to transport marijuana and you will likely face criminal charges when trying to cross the border into the United States, even if you're going to one of the nine USA states where recreational marijuana is legal.
Canada has posted signage at airports and boarder crossings to keep recreational cannabis users aware - crossing worldwide boarders with the drug is still very much illegal. The province with the largest population is working on its laws and does not expect stores until next year.
Genevieve had bought weed with a low level of THC, the psychoactive agent in cannabis, referring to it as "the bomb" before returning with friends on Thursday to buy more. Or if a grower consumes cannabis in their own home, but they have more than four plants. "Prohibition has ended right now, we made history", Power said.
"We're known for good public policy and I think they will follow our lead".
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