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Canada announces cannabis will be legal by July 1, 2018

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Let’s hope they don’t run into any roadblocks getting this legislation finalized.

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#2

Game on… about bloody time.

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#3

And the legislation has been introduced:

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#4

Just waiting on them releasing the details. There is a press conference soon that will outline the details. Exciting times for the Cannabis Industry in Canada. We will see how hard they regulate it.

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#6

Personal production >> 4 plants no higher than 100cm… Clearly no-one on the legalization committee has ever seen a Cannabis plant…

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#7

You mean tree, right? :stuck_out_tongue:

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#8

up to 14 years for selling to a minor, yikes

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#9

I guess that means no minors hanging outside the dispensary asking people to buy for them :slight_smile:

#10

It’s crazy cause selling cigarettes or alcohol to a minor in Canada is only a fine.

#11

Probably a compromise they had to agree to so as to get the “think of the children” people to sign off on the legislation.

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#12

As @nicholas said, it was likely a compromise for political reasons. When legislation like this is passed, you usually have to appease the opposition crowd with something.

#13

Looks like in the meantime they’re continuing to crack down on cannabis users, sadly:

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#14

And now they’re figuring out the tax structure:

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#15

Now they’re worried about a shortage after legalization:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-23/canada-ponders-an-unusual-drug-problem-a-shortage-of-marijuana

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#16

Mexico also just announced that they are moving in the same direction. Rudimentary bill just passed a couple of days ago! :slight_smile:

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#17

Yeah that one was a surprise. Good for them and hopefully it will help reduce the profitability of illegally sold drugs.