Just when the public was ready to label Justin Trudeau a big, fat liar, dude pulled through with a promise to legalize recreational pot by Canada Day 2018 – that’s July 1st for the all us non-Canucks.
The official announcement will be made sometime around the middle of April, but some details have already been leaked to CBC News by an anonymous insider. That information indicates that the new law will follow the recommendations made by the federally appointed task force headed up by Anne McLellan, a former Liberal Justice Minister. That means the following should be true:
Canada’s Federal Government will ensure the country’s legal pot supply is safe, license producers and set the minimum age to buy pot at 18.
Each Province will decide how cannabis is distributed and sold within their borders, set prices and set the age to buy at over 18 if they choose to do so.
Individuals can grow up to four marijuana plants per household for personal use.
Don’t Get Too Confident Just Yet – Current Laws Still Apply!
The administration warned Canadians not to get ahead of themselves and to remember that the current laws still apply until July 2018. That means they still plan to crackdown on illegal sales of marijuana. In fact, there have been recent raids on dispensaries and charges have been brought against several people for possession and sales including cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery.
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Dispensaries, Mail Order or Liquor Store Sales?
Forty licenses to cultivate have already been granted to Canadian growers and established companies are ramping up in anticipation of explosive new sales. Stock prices for marijuana-related companies are soaring. But, distribution channels are open to speculation.
Of course, current medical dispensaries are hoping to be included in the plan, even though they are currently illegal in Canada according to federal law. Some feel that the government liquor stores would be the natural choice for sales, but others disagree and say that alcohol and pot should never be sold together. Others believe that mail-order medical marijuana went so well that recreational weed should follow suit. Guess we’ll all have to wait and see what happens in 15 short little months!
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