Canada Announces Plans to Legalize Cannabis in 2018

The campaign for the national legalization of recreational marijuana took major steps forward in Canada last weekend after the government announced plans to introduce legislation.

The goal of this legislation, which is planned to be introduced next month, will be to fulfill the campaign promises made by the Liberal government to legalize cannabis by July 1, 2018. Following the recommendation of a marijuana task force led by former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan, the following rules would be applied to cannabis regarding growth, ownership, and possession:

  • The national age requirement to purchase cannabis will be set at 18, but provinces will be able to increase the age limit as they see fit.
  • In addition to the age limit, provinces will control the price, as well as the manner in which cannabis is bought and sold.
  • The federal government will be in charge of licensing producers, as well as regulating the supply of cannabis across the country.
  • A limit of four plants per household will be established for those who wish to grow their own recreational cannabis.

The national age requirement to purchase cannabis will be set at 18, but provinces will be able to increase the age limit as they see fit. In addition to the age limit, provinces will control the price, as well as the manner in which cannabis is bought and sold. The federal government will be in charge of licensing producers, as well as regulating the supply of cannabis across the country. A limit of four plants per household will be established for those who wish to grow their own recreational cannabis.

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