Canada legalizes recreational marijuana. Canadians jubilating and smoking weed 247

Share to friends

Barely one month after South Africa legalized the use of marijuana, Canada has just legalized recreational marijuana. Canada is the first industrialized nation to legalize it.

Adults will now be allowed to buy, use, possess and grow recreational marijuana, under the law. In Quebec and Alberta, the legal age is 18; it’s 19 in other parts of Canada.

People in Canada are celebrating, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country’s first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday.

Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton hands bags to Ian Power, the first person in line to purchase recreational marijuana after midnight, at a Tweed retail store in St John’s, Newfoundland.Chris Wattie/Reuters

“I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep it forever,” said Ian Power, who was among the first to buy marijuana in St. John’s, a city in the country’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

A depiction of a marijuana flower bud drops from the ceiling at a Leafly’s countdown party in Toronto.Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP

In August, we reported about a Nigerian man who committed suicide after smoking marijuana.




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

13 + 15 =