Canada legalizes pot for recreational use becoming only the second nation to do so and the only G7 nation to legalize marijuana. Now Prime Minister will have an excuse for his ignorant policies.
In the United States nine states allow pot for recreational use along with the District of Columbia and 30 states allow medical use pot. Pot vending machines became popular in Colorado in 2014.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the decision by saying “It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana-and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate #PromiseKept.
It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate. #PromiseKept
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 20, 2018
The justice minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, also applauded the vote.
“This is an historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada,” she tweeted. “This legislation will help protect our youth from the risks of cannabis while keeping profits out of the hands of criminals and organized crime.”
#C45 has passed the Senate – this is an historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada as we shift our approach to cannabis. This legislation will help protect our youth from the risks of cannabis while keeping profits out of the hands of criminals and organized crime. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/guaWrS1kHG
— Jody Wilson-Raybould (@Puglaas) June 19, 2018
Once the bill is formally approved, adults will be able to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public. They also will be allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and prepare products such as edibles for personal use.
However, stringent rules will still govern the purchase and use of marijuana.
Consumers are expected to purchase marijuana from retailers regulated by provinces, territories or — when neither of those options are available — federally licensed producers. Marijuana will also not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco.
Canada legalizes pot use so now the next time Justin Trudeau talks smack about The President of the United States thinking because he is on an airplane he can’t watch he will have an excuse.