10 things that are still illegal after pot legalization

Saul Bowman
October 20, 2018

Some media outlets, including Vice, called legalization day "Hash Wednesday". He joined Stateside to talk about what Canada's decision will mean for Canadian and American citizens who regularly cross the border between the two countries.

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world's second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

The law legalizing marijuana use is federal, but each Canadian province and state can add laws on top of that.

In Ontario, Canada's most populated province, 38,000 orders for weed were processed in the first few hours Wednesday, while in neighboring Quebec 42,000 orders were processed in-store and online, smashing all expectations.

The ability of the legal market to displace the black market rests heavily on price - an analysis conducted by the consulting firm Deloitte pre-legalization put the average price of illegal weed at $8.24 across Canada. But Kamin added, "I'm frankly surprised to hear about Canadians purchasing these US companies, where the risks are lower there". "It is extremely unwise and illegal to attempt to bring any marijuana or marijuana products back across the border with you, whether you are returning to a state with legalization or not".

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.


-Travelers can not transport marijuana in or out of Canada.

The new federal law permits adults age 18 and older to legally possess (up to 30 grams) and grow cannabis (up to four plants of any size per household). Each Canadian province has set its own age limit and rules on how to sell the drug - with some opting for storefronts and others pushing business online. "All the years of activism paid off. Cannabis is legal in Canada and everyone should come to Canada and enjoy our cannabis".

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing - you're never ever going to be one of the first people able to buy legal recreational cannabis in Canada ever again", said Stone, a 32-year restaurant and bar manager.

"Regardless of Canada's legalization of marijuana today, nothing will be changing on the USA side or with CBP policies and procedures at the border", Malin said via email. "Prohibition has ended right now, we made history", Power said.

"They learn irrigation, how to use irrigation, insect control, trapping - " said Alan Unwin from Niagara College, "Students, when they graduate from this program, will have a credential in commercial cannabis production".

"I can't believe we did it".

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