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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today is the day - cannabis is now legal in Canada and available for purchase. Here are the most hilarious memes and reactions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recreational cannabis in Canada will be governed by a patchwork of provincial policies after federal legislation takes effect on Oct. 17.
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.
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.
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.