Is Cannabis Legal In Canada ?

The usage of medical cannabis in modern times has been and is still controversial, and in recent years medical organizations and associations on both sides of the spectrum have either issued statements supporting or opposing its use for medicinal purposes.

In a nutshell, most research conducted on medical marijuana say it’s safe and effective in controlling muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, chronic pain, alleviating nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Other studies have suggested that cannabinoids can stop different kinds of cancers such as lung, leukemia, melanoma, pancreatic, oral, lymphoma and other kinds of cancer from growing and spreading. Some oncologists propose medical marijuana as an option for their patients.

Canada is among the biggest producers of the drug, third only to its other North American counterparts, USA and Mexico. In the recent past, there has been a surging rise in this rate. Canada is producing the drug at a good rate with major production coming from the province of British Columbia.

While the controversy and debate about the legality of cannabis have been ongoing for decades, on June 21st of 2018 The Cannabis Act, was passed by the Canadian Senate and regulates the cultivation, distribution, and sale of recreational marijuana in Canada.

This means Canada is the second nation or technically the first nation in the world to fully permit legal consumption of recreational marijuana.

But you will have to pump the breaks on buying a whole sack of weed as this Law will come into full force on October 17th, 2018.

According to information posted by the Canadian Department of Justice, Adults who are 18 years of age and above would be able legally to:

  • share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis with other adults
  • Buy dried or fresh cannabis and cannabis oil from a provincially-licensed retailer
  • Possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in a non-dried form in public
  • Individuals in provinces and territories without a regulated retail framework would be able to purchase cannabis online from federally-licensed producers
  • grow, from licensed seed or seedlings, up to 4 cannabis plants per residence for personal use
  • make cannabis products, such as food and drinks, at home as long as organic solvents are not used to create concentrated products

Edible products and concentrates of Cannabis will be eligible for sale approximately one year after the Cannabis Act has come into force. Meaning one year from October 17th, 2018.

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