Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

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Cannabis has always posed a dilemma for WADA, with marijuana illegal in many countries and medical opinion divided on whether it is performance-enhancing or not.

Canada is the second country in the world to legalize marijuana (behind Uruguay), but the laws do vary from province to province. And while it is a major development, it doesn't mean everything marijuana-related is now legal.

In neighbouring USA, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalised marijuana.

No. While some polls have estimated as many as two in three people in CT support legalizing cannabis, the state legislature has been more hesitant. "It is time for Congress to step up and take similar action to harmonize our nation's state and federal marijuana policies".

But it was business as usual at the Cannabis Buyers Club in Victoria, which is the oldest marijuana dispensary in Canada and possibly the world. You can't travel from Canada with marijuana on your person or in your luggage. It is up to the border agent's discretion. MI and North Dakota are the only states this year deciding on the legalization of recreational marijuana this November election.

Leemon says it remains unclear how someone caught attempting to bring marijuana to a state that allows recreational use would be prosecuted. One widely circulated gag typical of the mood showed a supposed satellite image of Canada after legalization, engulfed entirely in smoke.

"The ship is already sailing at the velocity it can sail at in the USA", said Richard Hahn, executive director of Crime and Justice Program at New York University. "Canadian legalization will proceed with very little impact on the United States".

Like anyone who shops online regularly would be familiar with, you can also sort the products listed by different factors like price low to high and vice versa, as well as THC and CBD contents. "It is the only thing that is good for you of those three things".

Others, however, are sounding the alarm.

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"We always knew there was going to be bumps along the road, no country has done this to this extent", Lake said of Canada's roll-out of legalized pot.

The move is a political win for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who vowed to legalize cannabis during his 2015 election campaign. The pledge was aimed at taking profits away from organized crime and regulating the production, distribution and consumption of a product that millions of Canadians consume illegally. "And I think they will be easily able to outsmart our government and have this spread across the continent".

Although Uruguay started selling cannabis products a year ago under a 2013 law, Canada's foray is considered more significant because of its economic status and much larger population.

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Even though you can return your unopened product through the mail, the government will charge you a $10 return fee, so say you wanted to return one gram of the $10.05 weed, you would end up only get 5 cents back.

"I can't believe we did it".

Only time will tell if Canada's nationwide legalization will serve as an example or a cautionary tale.

In the 1920s, Canada was trying to position itself as a leader in drug control, and cannabis - although many Canadians hadn't even heard of the drug - was brought up at a series of worldwide talks.


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