Marijuana, rocky, squidgy black – are all street names for various forms of Cannabis. On Wednesday, Canada became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, introducing 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.
The Cannabis Act stems from a campaign pledge of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep marijuana away from underage users and curb marijuana-related crime
Across the country, as government pot retailers opened from Newfoundland to British Columbia, jubilant Canadians waited for hours in line to buy the first state-approved joints.
The economic benefit is compelling, with an $8bn Canadian dollars that will be of benefit to the country itself.
Canada is going to make billions in Tax Revenue from selling pot, something that drugs dealers have been convicted for – even as late as this summer, should they be released?
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