Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide

Screened at U.S. border Canadians who are honest about using marijuana could be banned from America

Marijuana became legal across the country at on October 17.

A lack of Day 1 selection has been a concern for retailers across the country, even as relatively few brick-and-mortar stores will be open to kick off the new era.

The 46-year-old from St. John's arrived outside Canopy Growth Corp.'s Tweed store at 8:30 p.m Tuesday.

Individuals have been eligible to apply for a pardon through the Parole Board of Canada five years after the conviction is handed down.

Nine U.S. states have legalized recreational use of pot, and more than 30 have approved medical marijuana.

"We're working in conjunction with the City of Kamloops to determine what steps we will be taking in the future, and also the province has a cannabis enforcement team that they'll be using to go to these illegal cannabis stores and doing enforcement with them", Shelkie says.

The prime minister repeated his oft-stated view that a regulated market for marijuana - a pillar of his 2015 election campaign - will keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian kids and combat the flourishing black market.

Some provinces may opt to set the age limit at 19.

Anticipation and excitement have been building around the federal legalization of cannabis, but despite the only government-run store in B.C. setting up shop tomorrow, Kamloops RCMP are predicting business as usual.

Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington-based lobbying organization that has been pressing for legalization since 1995, said it is time for the follow Canada's lead.

While Mulroney is calling on her federal counterpartto approve more devices, she says Ontario is "ready" for legalization. "I'm just going to save it forever", Power said.

Brenda Tobin and her son Trevor plan to open their pot shop in Labrador City in Newfoundland and Labrador at 4:20 p.m., a reference to 420, slang for the consumption of cannabis. She hopes to make money from pipes, bongs and marijuana paraphernalia. British Columbia, for example, has only one storefront opening on Wednesday, Alberta could have fewer than two dozen, Ontario will have none and Quebec is expected to open 12 outlets.



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