Canada Ready to Roll: Marijuana Becomes Legal in October

Canada’s Cannabis Act—making recreational marijuana legal—will take effect on October 17, 2018. The country’s federal parliament passed the measure on June 19, 2018, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly announced the new law’s effective date. Medically prescribed marijuana had previously been legalized. Source: eskymaks / iStock / Getty Federal Law Allows Up to Four Plants Per Household The Cannabis Act allows Canadians over the age of 18 to buy, possess, grow, and use cannabis recreationally. The federal government will regulate production, quality assurance, and production standards. Subject to local laws, adults in the country will generally be allowed to engage in the following activities: Purchase fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil, and plants and seeds for cultivation from a regulated retailer; Possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis or its equivalent in public; Share up to 30 grams (or its equivalent) of legal cannabis and…

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