Canada Becomes Second Country To Legalise Recreational Cannabis


Canada is now the second country after Uruguay to have legalised the possession and use of recreational cannabis.

However, according to the BBC, some worries remain. Those include the preparedness for authorities to address drug-impaired driving. Over 15m households have received information about the new laws and there are campaigns to raise public awareness.

Canadian provinces and municipalities have been getting ready for months for the finalisation of cannabis prohibition. They are responsible for setting out where cannabis can be bought and consumed.

It was reported that the first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT) on the eastern island of Newfoundland amid large queues of people.

Meanwhile, according to The Georgia Straight, you can now smoke the drug in Vancouver airport before taking your flight. Which adds a whole new meaning to the mile high club.

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