Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

John McCarthy wanted to be part of Canadian history on Wednesday.

Annamaria Enenajor, a Toronto-based lawyer directing the national Cannabis Amnesty campaign, said automatically expunging the records for those convicted of low-level cannabis crimes is a far better policy than putting the onus on individuals to apply for such relief.

"It's an awesome day in Canada right now". "This is sort of the end of prohibition for marijuana".

It's a good day for Aurora Cannabis Inc.

"It's significant for all Canadians", McCarthy said.

Once inside, customers can use the touchscreen computers or speak with one of the 25 cannabis consultants about which of the 85-odd marijuana strains they want to purchase.

That's ultimately going to reflect across "Big Weed's" bottom lines, and as one who stresses the importance of financials, I couldn't be happier.

"I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall".

Alan Clark says he has been waiting about two decades for the legalization of marijuana. Tobin, a longtime convenience store owner, said they will be cutting a ribbon and cake. "By giving adults a regulated legal alternative we believe we can make our communities safer".

Cannabis will now be sold in stores and ordered online, with the drugs posted to customers' homes.

The number of stores that will open Wednesday remains unclear, but there could be as many as 100 brick-and-mortar government-run or privately operated locations, depending on whether they pass final inspections or get product shipments in time.

Robert Lawson said he's been smoking weed since he was 14.

"A lot of things first happen on the mainland ... but to have it happen in St. John's?"

"Give it a month and it'll just be like a grocery store".

Molson Coors recently entered a joint venture with Hexo, a publicly-traded cultivator, to produce marijuana-infused beer for the Canadian market, among other deals.

"I don't need to be a criminal anymore, and that's a great feeling", said MacIsaac, who in 2001 had been arrested for possession in Saskatchewan. "It's kind of like Christmas".

McLellan added that early tax revenues from generated cannabis sales will be used to research addiction treatment, for mental health resources and treatment, and for public education about the drug.

"There's no money in the product itself", she said. "We're making sure it looks nice from the outside but children won't be able to see into the store".

Newfoundland and Labrador's unique position, with a time zone 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Atlantic Canada, made Tuesday night extra special for buyers like Power.

Hazen Calebrese is a former federal prosecutor in Fredericton who prosecuted narcotics cases, including marijuana during the 1980s.

Under the new marijuana laws, recreational users will be permitted with up to 30 grams of the dried plant in public - and fly domestically with the same amount. "It's going to take a few years before we have a fully functioning, mature system that's working the way it's supposed to ... but over time you are going to see the black market decline". "It's a candy store, I like the experience", said Vincent Desjardins, a 20-year-old-student. "It's tough to get everything through the bottleneck on a timely basis", University of Waterloo economist Anindya Sen told the San Jose Mercury News.

Related News:

  • Man City deny claims of Messi bid

    Man City deny claims of Messi bid

    If he is not, we should try and play as a team and be hard to beat'. However, Messi has not officially retired from the national team.
    Aquadam to be installed at Spanish Arch ahead of Storm Callum

    Aquadam to be installed at Spanish Arch ahead of Storm Callum

    Rain will then hit Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, becoming increasingly heavier into the evening. It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.
    Tropical Storm Michael Approaching US Gulf Coast, Could Become a Hurricane

    Tropical Storm Michael Approaching US Gulf Coast, Could Become a Hurricane

    The National Weather Center in Jacksonville was not down-playing the effects on northeast Florida, including Flagler County. However, models differ in their forecasts for the storm's intensity, and it could reasonably be somewhat stronger or weaker.
  • Demi Moore, Cara Delevigne, others attend Princess Eugenie's wedding

    Demi Moore, Cara Delevigne, others attend Princess Eugenie's wedding

    Princess Eugenie's royal wedding day has arrived, and she's chosen a mostly traditional look with a few modern twists. Eugenie and Jack sealed their marriage with a kiss in a stunning Royal Wedding rocked by some almighty stormy weather.
    Hope Hicks joins Fox as chief communications officer

    Hope Hicks joins Fox as chief communications officer

    She will be based in Los Angeles, according to an announcement by Viet Dinh , the company's chief legal and policy officer. While not a direct swap of assets, the tradeoff between the White House and Fox has a certain air of symmetry about it.
    Hurricane Michael prompts Alabama to declare state of emergency

    Hurricane Michael prompts Alabama to declare state of emergency

    For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) primarily to the east of the center.
  • Woman apologises for accusing 9-year-old of sexual assault

    Woman apologises for accusing 9-year-old of sexual assault

    He followed that up with another video - this one showing police officers arriving at the woman's home . She has since returned to the store to review the CCTV footage.
    China's September trade surplus with US  widens to record $34.13 billion

    China's September trade surplus with US widens to record $34.13 billion

    That designation would be a first for China and would trigger a process that could lead to punitive steps after a series of talks. But he and Xi Jinping will have a chance to work things out when they meet likely next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
    Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to Pyongyang

    Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to Pyongyang

    Pompeo tweeted Monday that he was heading to China to work on a "final, fully-verified" denuclearization of North Korea. Trump said "eventually we're going to have lots of meetings on United States soil and on their soil by the way".
  • Mourners hold funerals for 7 killed in Gaza

    Mourners hold funerals for 7 killed in Gaza

    And on Thursday, a Palestinian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, raising the possibility of a revenge attack. The majority were killed during border demonstrations, though others died in airstrikes and tank shelling.
    Turkish prosecutor seeks 10-year jail term for U.S.  pastor

    Turkish prosecutor seeks 10-year jail term for U.S. pastor

    He is one of thousands caught up in a Turkish government crackdown following a failed 2016 coup against the Turkish government. His wife Norine looked on from the visitors' seating area as he listened to testimony from defense and prosecution witnesses.
    Brees breaks NFL's all-time passing yards record

    Brees breaks NFL's all-time passing yards record

    This could be bad news for Peterson, who has looked nearly like his old self since signing with the Redskins. The two teams will play November 4 in the next game at the Superdome. "It's not going to keep me out".


Most liked

Pilots killed in jet crash during military excercise
The general staff said the crash occurred between the towns of Khmilnyk and Berdychiv. One pilot was a USA national, said local media reports.

Eden Hazard keen on future reunion with Jose Mourinho
Although plenty of the conversation concerns Hazard's recent performances, he couldn't but dwell on a relationship that most would have assumed had soured beyond all hope.

Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist
Unconfirmed reports said that Khashoggi was likely killed inside the compound, which was denied by Saudi officials as "baseless". The matter is still being investigated and Saudi Arabia has been claiming that Khashoggi left its Consulate in Istanbul .

Nine climbers missing on Nepal's Mount Gurja after storm hits camp
Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides were found dead on Saturday. after a snowstorm in the Himalayas. The police officer said a search-and-rescue team on a helicopter was likely to collect and retrieve the bodies on Sunday.

NASA chief: Soyuz-crash probe will 'go swiftly,' keeping launches on schedule
Roscosmos has launched an inquiry into the accident and all Russian manned launches have been suspended , the report said. Mr Bridenstine also praised the two crew members and said, 'It's awesome everyone came home safely.

Local police go pink for breast cancer
She discussed the need for better healthcare for women especially those suffering from breast cancer. Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.

What marketers are saying about Facebook’s new Portal video chat devices
In a bid to carve out its share of the smart home devices industry, Facebook has announced the Portal and Portal +. Portal and Portal + are available now for pre-order in the USA from Facebook , Amazon and Best Buy.

Hurricane Michael Causes Transformer Explosion in Alabama
More than 403,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, utility companies said. Below is a graphic from Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State, ranking the strongest landfalling hurricanes in U.S.

Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced
Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards. Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid .

Hurricane Michael Shutters 700000 Bpd Of Oil Production
In large areas of Mexico Beach, homes were obliterated or reduced to stacks of rubble, aerial video from CNN showed on Thursday. Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said he's anxious the number of deaths will rise Thursday.

Chaser projects Alan Jones’ ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
Mr Quint said the government still hadn't explained how projecting advertising onto the sails adhered to the exemptions. Some 240,000 people have now signed a Change.org petition calling for the promotion to be stopped.

Turkey asks permission to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist
Members of Congress, both Republican and Democrats, have also called for answers regarding Khashoggi's disappearance. Right now, nobody knows anything about it, but there's some pretty bad stories going around. "I do not like it".

Microsoft stops Windows latest 10 update after complaints of data loss
This is specifically happening with Version 1809, which is slowly rolling out to every Windows 10 computer right now. However, now according to the latest reports , this latest Windows 10 update will delete your files.

Google exposed personal data of nearly 500,000 and didn't disclose it
Google and Apple are both now giving users more control over their data and the ability to limit what third parties can access. Google will take the next 10 months to kill off G+ for consumers, finishing it off by August of 2019.

Eden Hazard reveals who Chelsea players tease for being ‘Maurizio Sarri’s son’
Hazard looked nearly certain to leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window after dropping several "come and get me" pleas. For many Chelsea fans, and others besides, the Brazilian's comments are being seen in an nearly treasonous light.