On Wednesday, October 17th, Canada became the first major world economic power to legalize marijuana on the federal level. It's looking like America's brother to the North has grown-up to be one chill-ass dude. As soon as the news hit, the nation flooded the streets and began celebrating by sparking some greenery in the middle of the streets at a party-like atmosphere.
The internet was ready for the legalization and was excited to give their hot take on the newfound green friendly Canada.
The US watching Canada legalize weed on Oct.17th pic.twitter.com/ZKm481AT0N— Noé (@xo_noe_) October 17, 2018
With Canada's weed legalisation taking effect, just want to give a quick shout out to drugs for winning the war on drugs— NEON NO (@Neon_woof) October 16, 2018
Weed becomes legal in Canada tomorrow.— Theresa (@tlcprincess) October 17, 2018
You think we apologize a lot now, just wait til everyone’s stoned, laughing, and saying sorry then apologizing for saying sorry then apologizing for saying sorry.
With legalization comes a slew of new policies and laws. So in case you were wondering; here are some of the practices that have been instilled regarding the legalization.
- You still can't travel in or out of the country with weed. *Which is something one particular ebaum's editor would have loved to know a couple months ago.*
- Authorities will soon announce plans to pardon Canadians who have been convicted with possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana.
- Marijuana will not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco.
- Adults of at least 18 years old will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public.
According to Statistics Canada, 4.9 million Canadians used cannabis last year and consumed more than 20 grams of marijuana per person, spending a total of $5.6 billion. Making this a huge boon to the Canadian economy. We'll see how Canada responds to the "green rush" that is about to unfold.