But a main reason we're legalizing marijuana is because so many Canadians have been breaking the law for so long, subject only to enforcement that has been haphazard, arbitrary and therefore unfair. And while it is a major development, it doesn't mean everything marijuana-related is now legal. "Recreational cannabis users in Canada. will just continue with their (existing) sources of supply until the legal system catches up".
"We expect Tilray to acquire a meaningful share of the Canadian cannabis market based on initial supply agreements and through its first mover advantage in building production scale and strengthening national brands and products across a broad and expanding category", the analyst Mike Hickey said.
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Uruguay was the first country to legalise recreational marijuana, although Portugal and the Netherlands have decriminalised the drug.
The Canada-heavy Purpose Marijuana Opportunities Fund recently increased its cash position weighting to 30 per cent. The legislation will be introduced by the end of the year, he said.
There's also the issue of economic competition between cannabis businesses in bordering states and provinces.
"There'll be no government store that'll let you say, 'Please, can I pay you tomorrow?' " he added.
The Canadian Nurses Association remains concerned about criminal penalties for youth possessing more than five grams of cannabis that "are too onerous" and could jeopardize their future.
"It's Canada Went to Pot Day", she declared.
Canada might sound like even more of a wonderland for cannabis fans than it already was, but there are still some very real limitations.
This is the only way the OCS checks customers' ages before they purchase, meaning they don't actually verify any IDs or have a screening process to find underage shoppers until the Canada Post mail carriers ask for ID at the time of delivery.
"Studies show that a parent may be able to reduce their child's risk of drug use by up to 50 per cent, just by talking to them", says the DFK Canada website.
"This is disgusting, and more and more of this, over again, from people who haven't bothered to do 20 honest hours of research", he said.
"I'm grateful on this day that our community of patients is telling us they'll support us if we face prosecution". The explosion of legal cannabis is upon us.
Canada has invested C$274 million to enforce new laws and some provinces have allocated their own funding, but Palmer said police will not crack down on illegal stores right away. The federal government has indicated it intends to legalize edibles but has not set a date yet. "It is time for Congress to step up and take similar action to harmonize our nation's state and federal marijuana policies".
One in five Canadian teens and almost one in three young adults reported using cannabis in 2015, "some of the highest rates in the world", the Canadian government said.
"The NFL has been talking about using it for head injuries and recovery and other athletes from other sports, high impact sports, we're finding more and more athletes leaning towards cannabis and individual extracts of cannabis to avoid the pitfalls of opioid use for pain-killing and other sorts of things".
Cannabis has the potential to disrupt $500 billion in global markets, Linton said.