A guide to Canada's legal cannabis

Clay Curtis
October 19, 2018

People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their auto horns in support as the country's first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday.

Americans who buy legal weed and try to bring it back across the border risk arrest on possession or drug smuggling charges. "Teenage Tom Clarke is loving what I am doing with my life right now", the 43-year old said. President Donald Trump has expressed openness to marijuana reform at the federal level, saying he would "probably" support the STATES Act, which exempts legal state-licensed dispensaries from federal raids.

The Canadian purchases of US -based firms follows Canada's nationwide decriminalization of marijuana.

This means that even going from, say, Vancouver to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is risky - even though LAX recently announced that passengers are permitted to travel with small amounts of marijuana.

"Marijuana is illegal federally in the United States so the use, sale, production, distribution could render someone inadmissible to the United States based on an assessment of the totality of the facts of the case presented to the officer", he said.

"I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall".

In this September 25, 2018 photo, marijuana plants are shown growing in a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia, that is operated by Pure Sunfarms, a joint venture between tomato grower Village Farms International, and a licensed medical marijuana producer, Emerald Health Therapeutics.

The sector has been on a tear since mid-August on optimism ahead of Canada's move to become the biggest legal market for recreational use of marijuana.

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"I can't believe we did it". In St. John's, N.L., at a very late hour, the company opened the Tweed-branded store, to sell cannabis.

If you're still craving a trip north, Canada's newspaper of record, the Globe and Mail, is here for you.

Weed stocks were set to slide at Wednesday's opening bell after Canada become the second country to officially legalize marijuana.

"Alcohol took my grandfather and it took his youngest son, and weed has taken no one from me ever", he said.

Montreal's downtown marijuana retail outlet has a sterile look, like a modern clinic, with a security desk to check identification.

"Instead, we have a government scrambling to pass laws for a substance that is already legal", she said, adding that the government had made a decision to focus on other issues over the past months, such as Ford's move to slash the size of Toronto's city council.

The law change has created a patchwork of different regulations across Canada because provinces have been allowed to create their own rules over the specifics of sale. The products are displayed in plastic or cardboard packages behind counters. Canadian officials have said they want to take a "public health approach" to limit youth access to pot, displace the illegal market, and ensure safety requirements for cannabis, according to a fact sheet on the initiative.

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