Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Legal highs: The drinks companies taking on cannabis

Legal highs: The drinks companies taking on cannabis

The day was historic for the country as Canadian adults will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after almost a century-long ban.

CBP is also warning Canadians who work in the legal marijuana industry that they may be denied entry into the United States if they are traveling on a marijuana business trip. "Young Canadians have the highest usage of marijuana anywhere in the world. criminal organizations and street gangs make over C$6 billion a year on the sale of marijuana across the country".

The government is also considering a "blanket amnesty" for anyone now facing a pot conviction.

In total, Statistics Canada says 5.4 million Canadians will buy cannabis from legal dispensaries in 2018 - about 15% of the population.

"I mean, now we've heard of Canadians who, when they're crossing the border, if they get pulled aside for secondary inspection, they get follow-up questions and one of the questions can be 'Have you ever consumed pot?' And if you reply in the affirmative, even though it was maybe your college days decades ago, that could be grounds for you being prevented from crossing the border", Schmidt said.

Americans looking to get their hands on Canadian weed should be careful, though. "Recreational cannabis users in Canada. will just continue with their (existing) sources of supply until the legal system catches up".

More than 800 employees at Canopy's ($CGC) headquarters have been working around the clock to meet demand on the first day of the drug's recreational legalization in Canada, which dawned on Wednesday morning.

"U.S. laws will not change following Canada's legalization of marijuana", said a statement issued by U.S. Customs last month.

You can not bring weed legally purchased in Canada back into the United States.

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Canada has permitted medical use of marijuana since 2001.

Anyone 18 or older can buy cannabis from a retailer and carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public, or a comparable amount of marijuana products. Peterson took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal this week urging President Donald Trump to help ease prohibition and eliminate hurdles for the US pot industry before Canada leaves it even farther behind.

"We wanted to make sure that anybody who walked in, whether you were a novice or an aficionado, felt comfortable", said Zanocco.

Despite the early problems, the move is a political win for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who vowed to legalize cannabis during his 2015 election campaign.

"We're the forerunners of a cannabis store that's run and looked after by the province of British Columbia, to set an example of how cannabis can be fit in to our society", Jones says.

"The response to cannabis legalization has resulted in a high volume of orders". At that time, private sellers will have to source any cannabis they sell to their customers from a single distributor: the provincial government.

Canada just became the second country - after Uruguay - to legalize recreational marijuana.

Pyxus International Inc. led the gains, rising as much as 8 percent as of 11:25 NY on higher-than-average volume. "This is the end of prohibition in a fashion that is absolutely, globally unequalled", Linton said.

A formal announcement was planned for later Wednesday.

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