Canadian pot legalization
Marijuana has been legalized in Canada. As a result of this milestone, there are various facts that are relevant to any interested parties. This article will enumerate and explain some key facts about marijuana legalization in Canada as follows:
- Where to buy the weed.
The responsibility of making decisions as regards where to buy cannabis is given to the provinces. For instance, in Alberta, the recreational type of marijuana will be bought from more than 200 small retailing stores that are found in different locations of the province. In Ontario 40 shops that are run by the government will sell the product. As time go by it will be clearer on how the other provinces will approach the issue of distribution and sale of the weed.
- Knowledge about the standard of what am buying
Canadian health statutes stipulate that every item offered for sale must clearly illustrate important information about the ingredients used to make it and expiry dates. This will assist the buyer to make an informed decision before buying the product. Other important facts that must be displayed include: name of the producer, the type of cannabis strain, and the CBD content. The law further stipulates that there should be a caution about the risks associated with the weed.
- What amount of weed can I purchase?
If you are an adult, you will be allowed to buy a maximum of 30g of dried marijuana within a public place. If you will be found with more than 30g in a public place, you will face up to a maximum of 5 years imprisonment.
- How can I prepare it for consumption?
You are allowed to take the product in any form you prefer. However, you must ensure that you keep minors out of the product.
- Can I drive while intoxicated?
The law doesn’t allow you to drive while intoxicated with marijuana. If you are found driving while high you will attract severe punishment from the law enforcers.
- Can I provide the drug to a minor?
You are not allowed to provide marijuana to a minor. Your risk a $5000 fine or 14- year sentence.
- Am allowed to grow marijuana at my home?
The state guidelines let households to grow up to 4 plants. In recognition of the law, most provinces allow growers to have the crop grown but away from public view. In other provinces, it is illegal to grow the crop. Some homeowners are pushing for an enactment of law that will bar tenants from growing marijuana in their properties. You are not allowed to move the crop within the public space when it is at the budding stage.
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