Canadian marijuana ban goes up in smoke

Packaging for a recreational cannabis product is shown at Canopy Growth Corporation's Tweed headquarters in Smiths Falls Ont. on Friday Oct. 12 2018. Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal to acquire Ebbu Inc. a Colorado-based hemp researcher

Canada has permitted medical use of marijuana since 2001.

Although the majority of Canadians support legal cannabis, some in the health care field have raised concerns, particularly about the potential for cannabis to be addictive or that young people may feel peer pressure to try it.

South Africa allows the use of marijuana in private, but it is still a criminal offence to sale it.

While growing, buying and using marijuana are all legal, that doesn't mean you can sell it as well. Illegal dispensaries in Vancouver and Victoria also kept their doors open on Wednesday. The 24-year-old said that by midday the line was taking about two hours, and that a lot of customers were taking their time once they made it inside so they could savor the historic moment.

Experts say Canada's legalization is going to change the global conversation on drug policy. "By giving adults a regulated legal alternative we believe we can make our communities safer".

"Consequently, crossing the border or arriving at a US port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, and apprehension", said Customs.

"We wanted to make sure that anybody who walked in, whether you were a novice or an aficionado, felt comfortable", said Zanocco.

Weed stocks were set to slide at Wednesday's opening bell after Canada become the second country to officially legalize marijuana. The most populous province is working on its regulations and doesn't expect stores until next spring. No private store licenses have been issued so far and many municipalities are waiting until after local elections on October 20 to give their approvals for stores, province Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said.

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Cannabis becomes legal in Canada
Some are operating government-run stores, some are allowing private retailers, some both. "We are just ecstatic", she said. Medical marijuana is legal in some form in 30 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli insisted the province would be able to fill orders made through its cannabis website if the Canadian Union of Postal Workers proceeds with rotating strikes starting Monday. He joins an increasingly long list of politicians getting the pot business. "And my new dealer is the prime minister!"

"(It's) not our government's initiative but this was from the feds and we're doing the best we can.

There will be no fees involved. The governing Liberal Party holds a majority in Parliament, so passage is largely assured.

They do not need a medical license or doctor's note; medicinal marijuana has been legal across Canada for two years.

According to Leemon, border patrol agents will likely assess people returning from Canada with extra scrutiny - at least during the first few months of legalized marijuana.

"If... a Canadian is coming to the United States and it has nothing to do with the marijuana industry or the proliferation of the industry, that person would generally be deemed admissible", CBP officer Christopher Perry said in a press conference near the Canadian border, as cited by Al Jazeera. He says the initiative is about basic fairness.

A senior government official said off the record that those with a record would be allowed to apply for a pardon.

The Ontario Cannabis Store launched Wednesday as recreational cannabis became legal across Canada and it remains the only legal purchasing option in the province until private retail stores open in April next year.

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