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Canadian Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17 - October 9th 2018, 11:34 PM

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In a week itll be legal to purchase and have marijuana (18 in the Province of Alberta and Quebec, all other Provinces and Territories its 19) on October 17th, 2018; source [ http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/ ]

For more information on Canadian laws regarding cannibias [ https://www.canada.ca/en/health-cana...gulations.html ]

I am really excited and happy the Government is making it legal for Canadians to purchase cannabis for recreational use and to grow a certain amount within the legal amount.

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Re: Canadian Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17 - October 15th 2018, 12:24 AM

I'm rather surprised Canada hasn't legalized marijuana at the federal/national level yet. But I say good on them for legalizing it. I don't know the drug crime rate on the northern side of the International border; but I imagine that if Canada's prepared to legalize it at the federal/national level, then it isn't as bad as it is here in the United States.

My state (in the US) has voted majority yes on the referendum in the 2016 election that would legalize recreational marijuana use. However, there has been numerous obstacles, from the opioid endemic in this state to the regulations facing legal barriers, that has prevented the opening of pot shops on the planned date of January 1st 2018.

In my opinion, I don't think marijuana should have become legal or it should be treated with extreme caution or that it should have been added to the referendum in a later election (say 2020 or 2024) instead, after the opioid crisis has been stabilized or even decreased. I think a lot of people in this state voted "yes" on that referendum question for the wrong reasons. Heck, we legalized medical marijuana in the 2012 elections and very few dispensaries exist almost six years later. There is definitely lack of preparation, communication, and logic on my state's part at both the state-wide level and the individual citizen.

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Re: Canadian Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17 - October 28th 2018, 11:52 AM

Been meaning to reply to this!

I think it's great that Canada legalized it. I live in one of the states that have legalized Marijuana and I am happy about it. To be honest, I never understood why it was illegal in the first place. I strong opinions about making drugs illegal etc but I've truly never felt that marijuana should be a drug that was illegal.

I hope that in the future the USA will follow suit and make Marijuana legal. I am hoping that the more states that legalize it will lead to it being legalized as a whole in the USA. Maybe in a few years time the USA will follow Canada!

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Re: Canadian Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17 - October 29th 2018, 04:58 PM

I think it's good because marijuana, to me, is closer to what cigarettes and alcohol are like; theres definite pros and cons but it's not the same as cocaine or anything. Due to the fact that there are loads of benefits (e.g. CBD oil for people with anxiety), I think it's good to legalize it so that it can be appropriately regulated (e.g. so that you can't smoke in schools but it's ok in your home, or so that you can get a stoned + driving charge, or whatever) because I don't feel like a blanket statement of its always bad always illegal is appropriate. Can't wait to see how it goes. Hopefully more countries will use it as a model if it goes well.
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Re: Canadian Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17 - November 18th 2018, 04:46 PM

I am also one for the legalization of Marijuana. That being said though I also have an addictive behavior and I wouldn't be able to use it legal or illegal because it would just lead me to my drug of choice which is pills and that is dangerous. However, like those who are old enough and responsible enough like with cigarettes and alcohol they should be able to use marijuana in my opinion.
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Re: Canadian Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17 - December 1st 2018, 09:56 PM

It has been published that Marijuana has helped many people with chronic illnesses and chronic pain issues plus many mental illness issues. I think if this drug monitored like any other legal drug by a doctor it could help so many people. The problem is that many countries have made it illegal and it gets in the wrong hands and people start lacing it with Rat poison and other really bad stuff that can kill people right on the spot.
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