Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

'Shop legal': Ontario's cannabis site launches as marijuana legalized

'Shop legal': Ontario's cannabis site launches as marijuana legalized

Midnight tokers rejoice - you can now buy cannabis legally in B.C.

Bruce Linton, CEO of Tweed's parent company, Canopy Growth Corp., flew out to make the first sale at the St. John's location - and he landed on the island just in time, after a nasty storm delayed his flight. Let us know in the comments. It also regulates and restricts access to it in Canada, meaning it lays out specific do's and don'ts for consumption of the drug across the country.

With 95 years of prohibition being lifted in Canada, provinces will be setting their own laws on marijuana sales.

The Ontario Cannabis Store has products from dozens of different suppliers, each labelled with the level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) inside, as tested by Health Canada.

The AP reported that more than 100 legal pot shops are expected to open on Wednesday. "I can't believe we did it".

But Newfoundland and Labrador's unique position, with a time zone 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Atlantic Canada, made the night extra special for buyers like Power.

In total, Statistics Canada says 5.4 million Canadians will buy cannabis from legal dispensaries in 2018 - about 15% of the population.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada for almost 20 years.

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As well as Mr Trudeau's attempt to cut out weed as a revenue stream for organised criminals, money from the drug will now end up more legal pockets.

Until now, medical marijuana was legal in Canada and Trudeau and his officials have been working towards legalising pot for recreational goal not just as part of a changing society, but to curb black market trading as well.

Trudeau himself admitted in 2013 to having smoked pot five or six times in his life, including at a dinner party with friends after being elected to parliament.

Canadians also can order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or private retailers and have it delivered to their homes by mail.

But Trudeau's office told AFP he "does not plan on purchasing or consuming cannabis once it is legalised".

California, the largest legal market in the USA, earlier this month became the first state with a law mandating expungement of criminal convictions for marijuana-related offenses that no are longer illegal.

California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the U.S. biggest legal marijuana marketplace at the start of the year.

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