Canadian Prime Minister Submits Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
If approved, as expected, Canada would be the second country, along with Uruguay, that would fully legalize marijuana use and sales.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whipped out a bill today that would completely allow the recreational use and the sale of marijuana. All ten provinces would be allowed to decide exactly how the herb would be sold within their borders.
So far here in America, eight states, including Maine, have legalized the use and sale of marijuana, although the drug remains illegal according to U.S. federal law. That will not be a problem in Canada, as the bill submitted today would allow the complete legalization within the country.
The law in Canada would require a user to be at least 18 years-old, and not be allowed to posses more than 30 grams, which is just about one ounce. Here in Maine residents must be 21, and are allowed up to 2.5 ounces. A Canadian would be allowed to grow up to four plants on their property, here in Maine you're allowed six.
Here in New England, recreational marijuana was officially declared legal in both Maine and Massachusetts this past January. Retail sales in both states are not expected until sometime in 2018.