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- Canada becomes the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes.
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Posted by Medical Cannabis News Costa Rica on Wednesday, June 27, 2018
A new chapter in the story began today at midnight when Canada officially became the first G7 country to legalize cannabis production for recreational use.
The first legal sale was made at midnight after months of preparation and discussions about the great – or little – impact this may have on public health, the law and young people.
Each city, province or Canadian territory will be responsible for establishing its own rules regarding consumption and waste of the grass. In addition, massive information campaigns.
In Canada the use of cannabis was considered a crime since 1923. It was not until 2001 that medicinal use was allowed and with it, the scientific and business specialization that today takes the reins of the industry.
Currently, Canada has the largest companies and legal cannabis plantations in the world.
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Legal grass is produced through commercial licenses that can be revoked if irregularities are found.
Naturally, there are still doubts about how the regulatory system will work. What is known is that 75% of tax revenues will be for the provinces and 25% for the central government.
In British Columbia, one of the cities with the highest consumption, will count from this Wednesday with just one store. In Ontarios, online shopping was enabled while other stores will open in the coming months of autumn.
Some experts predict that there will be shortages due to high demand during the first year.
What is the law looking for?
The success of legalization in Canada will depend specifically on whether the objectives proposed by the Prime Minister of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, are met.
This morning the president tweeted:
“Out the benefits of the hands of criminals. Protection for our young people Today cannabis is legalized and regulated in Canada. “
The objectives are:
- Restrict the access young people have to cannabis
- Establish just criminal justice
- Take profits away from the hands of organized crime
- Charge $ 400 million a year in taxes.
Trudeau promised legalization in the campaign. Today your government keeps the promise.
If the “experiment” is successful, other industrialized countries could follow suit.
International media report long lines outside stores in Ontario, Toronto and the first midnight sale was made in Newfoundland.