Around the World: Canada Legalises recreational Cannabis sale

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 07:30

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
The first blunt to be legally bought was purchased at midnight on Wednesday 
Politicians from multiple countries congratulated Canada saying, “Canada shows the way and others should follow suit”.
Canada’s government announced that it would introduce legislation to make it easier for Canadians who had been convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana to obtain a pardon.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001.
Information has been sent to 15m households about the new laws and there are public awareness campaigns. However, there are concerns about the readiness of police forces to tackle drug-impaired driving.