Canada has become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis on a national level, following Uruguay. Adults above the age of 18 will be able to purchase marijuana from legal businesses and possess up to 30 grams. Suppliers, however, will be limited to less than 200 retailers countrywide, and pot will not be sold at tobacco or alcohol stores.
With the new legislation, authorities will also declare plans to absolve charges from Canadians who have been convicted with small possessions.
At a federal level, consumers will not be able to smoke wherever they want and cannot travel with marijuana across international borders, even if the destination has legally authorized the possession as well. However, Canadians can now grow up to four plants of any size per home and make edibles for their own personal use.
Consumers buying cannabis products are responsible for paying the applicable Tax (GST/HST) depending on the province or territory where the product is purchased (5%, to 15%). Online sales will be allowed throughout the country, and the selling price per gram should be between $6 and $10 Canadian dollars.
For more information about the new Canadian legislation, visit Cannabis Legalisation and Regulation.
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