Canada has entered the records as the world’s second country to legalize use of marijuana. Taking this step implies that the consumers and investors in the country will be impacted in various ways. It is important to bear in mind that the legalization of the plant is applicable to adults.
It is up to the individual provinces in Canada to make decision regarding the way the weed will sold and consumed. People that are under the age of 18 are not allowed to purchase the weed except in Quebec that stipulates the legal age to be 21. The maximum amount of the product that you are allowed to be in possession outside your house is 30 grams.
The marijuana legalization is not in place in the country’s largest city, Toronto. Two opposing sides have engaged in a dispute that has resulted in the delayed legalization. One side choose that the state takes charge of the cannabis business with the other opposing side opting for it to be run privately. The dispute is expected to be resolved sometimes in April this year.
Whereas Vancouver has in the past been considered as lenient in rules pertaining to cannabis, they have faced certain challenges implementing the marijuana legalization. This stems from the delay in putting in place a retail strategy that has led to giving out licenses to shop owners. The resultant effect of this is that there exist locations that are run by the government and private stores that are in operation illegally.
Whereas the marijuana has been legalized in Canada, the same does not extend to the edibles. Other exclusions are the concentrates and extracts. However, in accordance with the existing laws, the edibles can be legally prepared at home. It is however expected that the use of the weed will be expanded later on by the legislators.
The implementation of drug policies has been left to individual companies after the marijuana legalization in Canada. This can be attributed to the lack of guidance from the state. The regulations that are supposed to govern the use of the weed among the employees is for the company to create.
It is prohibited to bring the cannabis out and back from Canada even with the legalization in place. The superseding of the drug laws by the federal laws that are in place in individual states of the US will take place as pertains to border security. This is attributed to the firm stand of the federal government which maintains that cannabis is an illegal drug that has no evident medical value and is prone to abuse.