It’s not just medical marijuana that is now legal in Canada but also the sale of cannabis for recreational use. Promised as a part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election campaign, the government has brought access to legal pot starting Wednesday (17th Oct) midnight. With this law, Canada becomes the second country after Uruguay to legalize weed. Now that people can actually go ahead and purchase it in both physical stores and online sites, there remains a question of safety across the country.
Meet Joe Brown from Halifax. One of the first people to line up to legally purchase cannabis in #NovaScotia. He says it’s an historic day and excited to be one of the first ppl to buy weed legally in the province @globalhalifaxpic.twitter.com/8I2pjlXSB2
— Dave Squires (@DaveWSquires) October 17, 2018
Drug liberalization isn’t really something new to the country as talks have been going on for several years now. Though the Prime Minister has promised to cut down access to the youth, we’ll still have to wait to know how the law performs. Who knows; other countries are keeping a close watch and if it’s a win, they might implement it as well.