10 things that are still illegal after pot legalization

Geraldine Edwards
October 20, 2018

While #legalizationday, #canadacannabis, #legalizationincanada and #weedwednesday were trending on Twitter early Wednesday, many news outlets around the globe such as CNN, BBC, The Guardian, and more, carried headlines with the historic news.

However, Trudeau's office said the prime minister "does not plan on purchasing or consuming cannabis once it is legalized".

American TV news trucks, such as NBC, were spotted at a pot shop where long lineups were forming in Montreal.

Canada is also just the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize pot.

Selling, of course, is being more strictly regulated, and the country has been careful to modify existing intoxication laws to include marijuana intoxication as well.

Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight.

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According to CNBC, he said: "Prohibition has ended right now". Many states in the U.S. has also legalised Marijuana.

Recreational marijuana use is legal in private places, but landlord and tenant agreements are allowed to forbid cannabis use, the city says.

Several online retailers including the Ontario government's pot portal, meanwhile, warned customers to expect shipping delays of up to five days as they worked late into the night filling orders.

A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday.

The Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said, "The legalization by Canada of cannabis for non-medical purposes is incompatible with the legal obligations incumbent on states parties under the international drug control framework". For example, residents in Manitoba can only consume cannabis in private residences while a number of other provinces allow it in public areas where smoking tobacco is permitted.

Moreover, shares in a number of Canadian pot firms are traded on United States stock markets, including the largest, Canopy Growth Corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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The most expensive gram of legal weed in Quebec for now is Aurora's "Banana Split", priced at $11.30.

A man shows dried cannabis bought at the government-own cannabis store in downtown Montreal on October 17, 2018.

"Commercial airports are technically federal jurisdiction, but the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) itself has said it's not in the business to search for marijuana", she said.

Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli said the province will be able to properly fill orders made through the Ontario Cannabis Store's website if the Canadian Union of Postal Workers proceeds with rotating strikes.

"We're not legalizing cannabis because we think it's good for our health".

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