Canada may legalise cannabis by Canada Day 2018
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 13:25
July 1 is also the day Canada celebrates its founding as a country - much like Americans celebrate the Fourth of July.
Reports have indicated that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10, ahead of counterculture holiday 4/20 (April 20), where many marijuana enthusiasts gather to publicly light up.
"I really think it's a few years away until they stop arrests and until we can buy some kind of government-approved cannabis in stores", Larsen said.
The Canadian Government is about to announce that adult-use cannabis will be legal by July 1st, 2018.
The legalization of marijuana was one of Prime Minister Trudeau's biggest campaign promises. In order to meet our commitment to legalize, the legislation will need to pass through the parliamentary process in a timely fashion.
While Ottawa will enforce a minimum age of 18 for purchase, the provinces will have the option to raise the age limit should they wish. However, provinces have the freedom to set a higher age, control price and also determine how marijuana is actually bought and sold.
The task force recommended adults be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of pot for recreational objective and grow up to four plants.
The pending legalization legislation is expected to be introduced the week of April 10, CBC News has reported.
Some members of Parliament believe Trudeau's willingness to allow people to continue being criminalized by marijuana possession is proof that the liberals will not succeed in ending prohibition nationwide. The decision country which is on the verge of legalizing the usage of marijuana for recreational goal is Canada.
Over the previous year, the Toronto Police have ramped up raids on dozens of pot shops across the city, and have a host of possession and trafficking charges, though most end up getting quashed in court.
Speaking with Global TV's The Morning Show on Monday, Emery cautioned that once the legislation is introduced, it's still open to amendments. Also, four marijuana plants will be allowed in each household.
As with alcohol, marijuana will likely be freely available to visitors to the country, though it's unclear whether they will be able to take it home legally without having to pay certain taxes.