Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting October 17. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.
This step will take market share away from organised crime and protect the country’s youth. Canada only the second country in the world to make pot legal across the country. Canada to legalize marijuana on October 17.
Trudeau said. “It is our hope as of October 17 there will be a smooth operation of retail cannabis outlets operated by the provinces with an online mail delivery system operated by the provinces that will ensure that this happens in an orderly fashion,”.
“Over the following months and indeed years we will completely replace or almost completely replace the organized crime market on that,” he said.
Many questions remain unanswered, including how police will test motorists suspected of driving under the influence, what to do about those with prior marijuana convictions and just how the rules governing home cultivation will work.
The bill is expected to receive royal assent within days, but that, in itself, will not lift Canada’s near-century-old cannabis prohibition.