Mary Jane goes Canadian.
The first legal recreational marijuana dispensaries will be opening today (October 17) in Canada. Canada is the first G7 country (economically dominant countries that include France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) to fully legalize recreational marijuana. Canada is also just the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize pot. As reported by CNN, these are the legalities that come along with purchasing and carrying marijuana in Canada now.
-Adults 18 years old and up will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public.
-Adults can cultivate up to four plants in their households and make products (edibles) for personal use.
-Marijuana will not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco.
-Travelers cannot transport marijuana in or out of Canada.
-Canadian authorities will soon be announcing plans to pardon anyone convicted of carrying 30 grams or less of marijuana in the past.
-Distributing or selling marijuana will still be an offense for minors.
The Cannabis Act was orchestrated in part by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised during his campaign to legalize pot in an effort to quell crime. "It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits," he tweeted back in July after the Cannabis Act passed in the Senate.