Marijuana now completely legal in Canada (old news)

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Marijuana now completely legal in Canada (old news)

Miguel Nogueras, Writer

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Earlier this week, the Canadian government legalized the full use (growing, possession, purchasing, and consumption) of cannabis on a national level. The second country on Earth to do it, after Uruguay. The laws permits citizens to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, and a maximum of 4 cannabis plants per household. All provinces except for Quebec (which is set at 18), have their legal purchasing age at 19. Effective immediately, only cannabis plants, flowers, seeds, and oils will be legally available. Other forms of the potent plant will have to wait until next year, for full legal permittance. Supporters of legal cannabis across the world have applauded Canada’s strides in getting these laws passed. Some Seniors in the Whitney Young community had their opinions to share on the recent legalization.

“I think it’s fine for it to be legalized. It’ll be good in terms of revenue and taxes for the Canadian people. I think it’s up to the the individual to use it recreationally or not, as long as there are regulations on how much they can buy” -Mauricio Angelito ‘19

“I believe that Canada legalizing marijuana should be an inspiration to the U.S who initially criminalized marijuana to incarcerate marginalized communities of color. Marijuana has been stigmatized because it has been misunderstood intentionally to target Black people and recreational marijuana users. Marijuana has medical benefits and can improve the physical and mental health of those who need it” – Asha Edwards ‘19

Photo courtesy of THE CANADIAN PRESS (Mark Blinch)

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