Cannabis in Canada: Shortages, fines and Girl Guide cookies
Cannabis in Canada: Shortages, fines and Girl Guide cookies
In Canada, marijuana is now legal
19 October, 2018, 13:28
Canada officially legalized recreational marijuana Wednesday, but if you plan on traveling to the United States' northern neighbor and bringing back a celebratory token from your travels, think again.
State laws vary in the United States but because U.S. federal law is clear that marijuana is illegal, that means that even going from, say, Vancouver to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is risky.
Linton said Canada is at the head of the industry because it is federally legal in Canada and federally illegal in the United States.
USA officials say the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada has not prompted any changes in the flow of traffic at U.S.
It is legal in Canada to grow as many as four cannabis plants in a home, although territorial and municipal governments can set more restrictions.
Mr Clarke had been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for three decades. It is up to the border agent's discretion.
A woman puffs on legal weed during a legalisation party at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Canada.
You can't travel across global borders with it, even if it you are going to Colorado or any of the other eight U.S. states where it has been legalized.
Canada's legalization has left proponents in the USA calling for Congress to act. Sen.
"The ship is already sailing at the velocity it can sail at in the US", said Richard Hahn, executive director of Crime and Justice Program at New York University. Ron Wyden, a Democrat who represents OR, one of the legal marijuana states, called prohibition a "failed policy that wastes resources and destroys lives". While recreational weed is legal in eight states, including Washington and ME, which border Canada, people can not travel to and from such states with marijuana because customs and immigration are under federal jurisdiction.
On Wednesday, the anti-marijuana advocacy group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, or SAM, launched a watchdog campaign called PotWatch to monitor the legalization policy in Canada.
"We will be introducing legislation to introduce an expedited pardon process, with no fee, for those with previous convictions for simple possession of cannabis", Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Canada's Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, told ABC News on Wednesday.
However, the market is still in its nascent stage with analysts predicting a shortage of supply in the first year of legalisation.
"The cartels will always be many steps ahead of the provincial and federal bureaucrats unfortunately, I hate to say it", Sabet said.
US Customs and Border Protection have reiterated that marijuana remains illegal under US federal law and those caught at the border with pot would be subject to arrest and prosecution.
Who's betting on Canadian marijuana?
"We're putting in orders right now to get more supply, and it's not even the end of the first day". "We want to be able to educate and keep Ontarians informed about the serious health and addictions risks that come with both short and long-term use of cannabis".
Other customers were hopeful it was the start of a movement that will sweep nations worldwide.
"Legalization is about daylighting a lot of stuff that used to be in the shadows", he said.
Mulroney served as Canada's prime minister from 1984 to 1993.
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