Canada is now the second nation in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. On Tuesday June 19th 2018 Canada opened up the Marijuana market. Bill C-45, AKA the Cannabis Act was created to keep cannabis products away from minors and to reduce marijuana related crimes.
Uruguay was the first country to legalize sales, consumption and production of marijuana in December of 2013.
Following Canada's passing of legalization the Provinces and territories, will take on the responsibility of drafting rules for marijuana sales in their areas. They have advised that this would take about eight to 12 weeks to transition to the new framework.
Mid September the government will choose a date for implemented rules and freedom of marijuana use.
What does this mean for the consumers?
Marijuana is expected to be purchased from regulated retailers or even Federally licensed producers. Cannabis will not be sold in the same locations as Alcohol and Tobacco.
The consumers must not drive under the influence.
Consumers must be 18 years old or older. As underage production, sales or use will remain an offense.
For more information visit: BBC News