• What Canadians can expect at U.S. border now cannabis is legal
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    Sarah-Joyce Battersby

    What Canadians can expect at U.S. border now cannabis is legal

    A man holds marijuana in Vancouver on Oct. 17, 2018, which is the day cannabis became legal for recreational use in Canada. Transport Canada now allows Canadians to travel with up to 30 grams of marijuana on domestic flights. Canada has legalized cannabis, but confusion over the laws beyond our land could be a buzzkill.

  • Weed week in Canada: Fines, wines, long lines and online flubs
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    Elisabetta Bianchini

    Weed week in Canada: Fines, wines, long lines and online flubs

    The highly anticipated start to the legalization of recreational cannabis has come and gone but as Canada continues to work through buying, selling and consumption across the country, here’s what you need to know about the first week of cannabis legalization. Legalization day started with the first sale made in St. John’s by Ian Power and Nikki Rose, who lined up at 8:00 p.m. in anticipation of the Tweed store’s opening at midnight on October 17. Meanwhile, Ontarians were ordering products online through the government-run website OCS.ca, the only way to legally purchase cannabis products in the province, at this point. Zach Johns is the first person in the province to receive an order from the Ontario Cannabis Store: two products at one gram each, received on October 18.

  • Cannabis and Coffee: Pot info with your morning java
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    Yahoo Canada

    Cannabis and Coffee: Pot info with your morning java

    Although cannabis is newly legal in Canada, the shop Cannabis and Coffee in Toronto has been a resource for those interested in the substance. No, they haven’t been selling marijuana, but people have been coming in to grab quality, artisanal coffee and snacks – including an impressive assortment of specialty cereals.

  • Photos: Canadians celebrate pot legalization by lighting up
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    Zach Harper

    Photos: Canadians celebrate pot legalization by lighting up

    They were elated, thrilled, ecstatic, overjoyed… and some just wanted to chill.

  • The most confusing marijuana laws that could cost you thousands
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    Sarah-Joyce Battersby

    The most confusing marijuana laws that could cost you thousands

    The rules for recreational cannabis can vary from one side of the street to the next. Here are some references to help you navigate the melting pot of weed laws.

  • PHOTOS: Canada celebrates marijuana legalization with many, many puns
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    Elisabetta Bianchini

    PHOTOS: Canada celebrates marijuana legalization with many, many puns

    Canadians from coast to coast are marking the legalization of cannabis across the country. From food companies to marijuana purchasers, pot supporters and museums, people are definitely capitalizing on hilarious weed-related marketing and social media content while celebrating their first legal puff.

  • LIVE: Canada reacts to legalization with lineups, glitches and memes
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    Jonathan Rumley

    LIVE: Canada reacts to legalization with lineups, glitches and memes

    It’s legalization day in Canada! Change has arrived in Canada as people are now legally allowed to buy, use and grow cannabis — and they aren’t holding back. Yahoo Canada News is covering the latest developments across the country. A man named Ian Power is believed to be the first person to legally purchase marijuana in Canada.

  • 'A real opportunity': Cannabis entrepreneurship lifting some First Nations communities
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    Alicja Siekierska

    'A real opportunity': Cannabis entrepreneurship lifting some First Nations communities

    In Ontario, the only legal option to purchase cannabis today is through an online store. But on some First Nations in the province, retail dispensaries are staying open.

  • Photos: These are the first Canadians to buy legal weed
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    Zach Harper

    Photos: These are the first Canadians to buy legal weed

    As of 12:01 a.m., recreational cannabis became legal across Canada. Well before the hour struck, lineups were queueing up outside pot stores in the country’s biggest cities. Ian Power was the first person to purchase legal marijuana in Canadian history. He lined up at midnight in St. John’s during the opening of the Tweed retail location.

  • Reactions to Canada's historic cannabis moment: Canada's lit, fam!
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    Yahoo Canada Original Videos

    Reactions to Canada's historic cannabis moment: Canada's lit, fam!

    Today is the day - cannabis is now legal in Canada and available for purchase. Here are the most hilarious memes and reactions.

  • No love for Canada's major marijuana stocks on legalization day
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    Jeff Lagerquist

    No love for Canada's major marijuana stocks on legalization day

    Cannabis enthusiasm was on full display across Canada on the first day of legalization, but investors turned negative on pot stocks in early trading on Wednesday.

  • Odd pot ventures: CBD back rubs, weedless brownies and cannabis cosmetics
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    Jeff Lagerquist

    Odd pot ventures: CBD back rubs, weedless brownies and cannabis cosmetics

    From a spa that uses CBD to enhance your massage, to make-at-home pot brownies, to cannabis-infused makeup, these entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the green rush.

  • Marijuana in the workplace: What your boss can and can't do
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    Dexter Brown

    Marijuana in the workplace: What your boss can and can't do

    With the legalization of recreational marijuana upon us, employers coast to coast are trying to figure out what it means for them and their employees. 

  • Streeters in the Six: What do you think of marijuana legalization?
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    Yahoo Canada Original Videos

    Streeters in the Six: What do you think of marijuana legalization?

    Yahoo Canada caught up with visitors and residents of Toronto, Ontario to get a sense of how they feel mass cannabis legalization will impact the country.

  • Canada's cannabis rules: Here are the guidelines for every single province
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    Megan DeLaire

    Canada's cannabis rules: Here are the guidelines for every single province

    After 95 years of prohibition, Canada is now the second country in the world where marijuana is legal nationwide. Uruguay set the precedent in 2013.

  • Canada ushers in historic new era with legalization of cannabis
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    Jonathan Rumley

    Canada ushers in historic new era with legalization of cannabis

    The Great White North could find itself in a great white puff of pot smoke as Canada makes history by legalizing marijuana. What started as an election promise by Justin Trudeau in 2015, before he was prime minister, has led to Canada becoming the second country in the world to legalize the production, sales and distribution of recreational cannabis. Uruguay broke the mould in December 2013, but Canada is the first country in the G20 to move forward with pot legalization. Cannabis is being legalized in Canada through the Cannabis Act, the first alteration to the Canadian Criminal Code as it relates to pot prohibition in 95 years.

  • QUIZ: How well do you know basic pot rules across Canada?
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    Zach Harper

    QUIZ: How well do you know basic pot rules across Canada?

    It’s high time, buds. Recreational cannabis is legal across the country. Canada has gone to pot. A Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf in the middle is seen on Parliament Hill. It also regulates and restricts access to it in Canada, meaning it lays out specific do’s and don’ts for consumption of the drug across the country.

  • So you (still) want to invest in cannabis? What you should know with legalization almost here
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    Alicja Siekierska

    So you (still) want to invest in cannabis? What you should know with legalization almost here

    With the legalization of recreational cannabis just a day away, it's not too late for retail investors to get in on the marijuana market.

  • This is the province that uses the most cannabis...
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    Yahoo Canada Original Videos

    This is the province that uses the most cannabis...

    Can you guess which province busts the most bud? You might be surprised by the answer.

  • This is the average Canadian pot smoker
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    Yahoo Canada Original Videos

    This is the average Canadian pot smoker

    PSB Research profiles the average Canadian cannabis smoker. Do these findings seem accurate to you?

  • Maxime Bernier supports NDP bill to expunge past pot convictions
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    Jonathan Rumley

    Maxime Bernier supports NDP bill to expunge past pot convictions

    On Oct. 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal in Canada, prompting the NDP to call for expunging prior pot convictions. It’s not every day that you see a former Conservative minister agree with an idea tabled by the NDP. The former foreign affairs minister tweeted Thursday that he agrees with the stance taken by the NDP on pot-related criminal convictions on the heels of legalization.

  • Here's how legal marijuana will work in your province
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    Jeff Lagerquist

    Here's how legal marijuana will work in your province

    Recreational cannabis in Canada will be governed by a patchwork of provincial policies after federal legislation takes effect on Oct. 17.

  • Sorry Ontario, online pot stores won't deliver the experience you're looking for
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    Jeff Lagerquist

    Sorry Ontario, online pot stores won't deliver the experience you're looking for

    Online cannabis sales will represent just 10 per cent of the Canadian market as more sophisticated brick-and-mortar stores open their doors and private pot-selling retail matures post-legalization, according to a well-versed industry observer.

  • Landlords get final say on tenants smoking legal marijuana
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    Dexter Brown

    Landlords get final say on tenants smoking legal marijuana

    In most provinces, landlords will get the final say as to whether their tenants can smoke marijuana. But most are unclear on the exact rules.

  • Concerns around roadside marijuana screening device exaggerated: manufacturer
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    Megan DeLaire

    Concerns around roadside marijuana screening device exaggerated: manufacturer

    Police in Canada have something new to add to the arsenal of tools they can use to test drivers for intoxication, and it has criminal defense lawyers across the country talking. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould approved the Draeger DrugTest 5000 on Aug. 27, making it the only saliva screening device currently available to law enforcement for testing for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. While marijuana is now legal across the country, the federal government has set the legal limit for drivers at two nanograms of THC per millilitre of blood.