Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

B.C.'s first legal cannabis store approved one day before legalization

The first-ever legal sale of cannabis occurred in Newfoundland and Labrador at midnight, local time.

Marijuana became legal across the country at on October 17. The vast majority of drug cases are handled by federal prosecutors, who could decide, in the public interest, not to prosecute, officials said.

As a result, many people will be ordering their pot online and waiting for it to be brought to their front door.

"We're not legalising cannabis because we think it's good for our health".

If a buyer accepting a package containing cannabis appears to be younger than 25, the Canada Post delivery person may ask for identification to verify the age.

While these regions are clearly taking full advantage of the Cannabis Law, residents of Ontario, including Toronto, will have to wait until Spring 2019 for stores to open.

Canada's national approach has allowed for unfettered industry banking, inter-province shipments of cannabis and billions of dollars in investment - a contrast with national prohibition in the United States.

And relations with its southern neighbor will also put a damper on the party: USA border officials can bar from entry Canadians who admit to having used marijuana or whom might be traveling on marijuana-related business. For decades, we've said: "'Just don't use, ' but that hasn't worked", Connelly explained.

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The Liberals have been working closely with provinces and territories to strike the right balance on regulations to undercut the illegal market, Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair said Tuesday.

People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their vehicle horns in support as the country's first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday.

It will still be against the law to pack bags with pot when travelling internationally even into areas or USA states where marijuana is already legal.

Canada needs to "take a deep breath" as US states such as Colorado and California did not have a seamless system at the outset either, said Cam Battley, chief corporate officer for licensed producer Aurora Cannabis.

Just look at what's happened already, in the run-up to legalization.

Marijuana will not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco.

"We're aware of some of the kinks or growing pains that come with creating an industry out of whole cloth in 24 months", Fencott said. Tobin, a longtime convenience store owner, said they will be cutting a ribbon and cake.

"It's been hectic", said Roseanne Dampier, who joined her husband - both former welders - in opening Alternative Greens, a licensed store in Edmonton, Alberta. You can buy rolling papers, handheld vaporizers, bongs, pipes and all sorts of other paraphernalia. "You got to sell $250,000 worth of product in order to make $20,000".

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