Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades.
Cannabis was smoked just yards from MPs today as campaigners called for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use.
Activists from the United Patients Alliance held a ‘cannabis tea party’ outside Parliament to highlight how the drug acts as pain relief for those with chronic and fatal illnesses.
Canada and the United States regulate the medical use of marijuana in two different ways, so if you are going to become a resident of the neighboring country, there are some legal aspects you should take into account.
Cannabis in Canada will become legal for adult users on July 1, 2018. The plant is also currently legal for medical and/or recreational purposes in 29 states in the U.S. Keeping this in mind, it may seem strange to some that admitting weed use at the Canada/USA border can get a Canadian citizen banned from the United States for life.
Two European countries could achieve marijuana legalization next year thanks to the political support of local opposition parties. Though it is quite difficult to change cannabis laws through public activism in Germany and the Czech Republic, the efforts of Green parties may push things along.
After marijuana initiatives were approved in eight more American states, Georgia, a former Soviet republic, has begun openly demanding weed decriminalization. Georgian drug policy has not been changed since the Soviet occupation, but the recent events overseas inspired the country residents to fight for their rights.
Although marijuana has been finally taken out of the shadow of prohibition in Canada and the majority of American states, a tricky question of whether weed users are allowed to take their weed stash on a plane remains unanswered. This article will make you knowledgeable on this issue.