Adults 18 and over would be able to possess legally up to 30 grams - just over an ounce - of dried cannabis, and an as-of-yet unspecified amount of concentrates.
The move to legalize recreational use of marijuana is supported by a strong majority of Canadians, but is not without controversy and is sure to provoke a fierce debate in parliament over the coming months.
Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada voted previous year to approve the use of recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.
The proposed Cannabis Act would make it illegal to sell marijuana packaged or labelled in a way that could be construed as appealing to young people, to include testimonials or endorsements, or to depict a person, character or animal. The four new recreational states, which grant cannabis freedom to adults 21 and older, joined Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Washington, D.C., and OR in ending decades of the failed policy of marijuana prohibition.
"We know the largest misdeeds of marijuana use happens at a lower age than 18, 19 years of age, and I think this is a responsible approach that we have found in terms of balance that is both practical and useful". The provinces also will decide how the drug will be sold and distributed.
Since September, Canada has been pushing the U.S. to change a policy that bans Canadians who admit to having used marijuana from travelling to the United States. Medical marijuana is already legal in Canada.
3 factions battle for AIADMK throne
Panneerselvam should resign and make way for Sasikala to become the CM, has taken a U-turn and on Wednesday said it was from Mr. This is the second revolt in AIADMK since party supremo Jayalalithaa's death in December last.
"The law as it stands today has been an abject failure", said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, noting that Canadian teens are among the world's biggest users of cannabis, which they now buy from illicit sources. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (OGI.V), which has almost doubled, fell 9.7 percent to C$2.80.The market action was likely a "sell the news" reaction as the legislation was largely in line with what an official task force recommended previous year, said Aaron Salz, founder of Stoic Advisory.
Former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who is the parliamentary secretary to the justice minister, said officials learned from the experiences from other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington state.
This announcement by the Liberal government could not come soon enough, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces mounting criticism for dragging his feet on the issue.
Households will be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants. Goodale, the public safety minister, warned that existing laws banning cannabis will remain in force until the new legislation is passed. "We simply have to do better".
"The current system of prohibition is failing our kids", Liberal MP Bill Blair, a supporter of the legislation, said Thursday.
If authorized as planned, proponents say the bill will be a blessing for the almost one-third of young adults in Canada who admit smoking weed and subsequently risk arrest in the face the federal government's current prohibition. Canada's 10 provinces and three territories have the authority to increase, but not decrease, the minimum age for use and impose additional requirements for personal cultivation. "The laws of Canada are the responsibility of Canada".
British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to make a sweeping victory in elections in June, revealed opinion polls. Efforts to this end have nothing to do with concern for immigrants or the defence of the free movement of labour.
South Africa's parliament has chose to postpone a debate and a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, officials said. What I do as the President of the Republic requires compliance with the Constitution and the law.
Since joining Antonio Conte's side, Kante has been in enormous form for the London side, missing only one league game. He has to improve in this. "No, no, no, absolutely not", Conte said when asked if Hazard should be more selfish.
The domestic thriller follows a vengeful character played by Katherine Heigl plotting against Rosario Dawson's character. Disney's animal documentary " Born in China " earned 5.1 million USA dollars to open in fourth place.
On the behavioural aspects, the report highlighted that 99% of Indian language users access internet through their mobile devices. The number of English-speaking Internet users is expected to grow at a mere 3 per cent to touch 199 million during the same time.
Abstention was said to be around 22 per cent, well short of most forecasts during the latter stages of the campaign. Holland called him Sunday night to congratulate him on qualifying for the second round of voting, set for May 7.
In court papers, the 41-year-old singer said her husband had threatened to "destroy" her career by releasing sex tapes of her. As noted, Mel B is 1/5th of the girl group and has a net worth of an estimated $33 million.
The report further states that the Nokia 3310 (2017) will be made available in both Germany and Austria on April 28. As Nokia is known for its powerful battery, the revamped version is also expected 22 hours of continuous talk time.
Most of the movies, including this one, the eighth in the series, are pure escapism, outrageous action, and fun to watch. This spin-off would likely be released in a time when Universal is figuring out its next "Fast and Furious" movie.
Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France
President Donald Trump says that the latest attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election. Police killed one man whom it said was armed shortly after the shooting, in which two other people were severely wounded.
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Later, they strapped him to a chair, attached electrical wires to his hands with alligator clips and began an interrogation. The reports have been condemned by most Western governments, including by the Trump administration .
Zoo teases permanent camera for April the giraffe and baby
Animal Adventure Park also announced that they will have a name for the little guy soon, and the public will have the final say. Voting in round two will start up right after the top 10 choices are announced, and the final voting will be for five days.
Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday
Tucker Carlson Tonight's first show occupying O'Reilly Factor's usual time slot featured an interview with Caitlyn Jenner. Still, he said he wouldn't blame Fox News for the decision. "He set a high bar and I'm going to do my best to meet it".
Petr Cech says Gunners must be ideal going forwards
City manager Guardiola provided an update on the duo's status after his side's FA Cup defeat to Arsene Wenger's men. People questioned us, we went through tough times. "It doesn't matter, I don't want to talk about that".
5 people dead in New York house fire
Although they valiantly fought the fire, they couldn't rescue anyone from inside, he said. "I've never seen anything like it". Two firefighters were injured in the blaze as well, but the extent of their injuries were not clear, an FDNY spokesman said.
North Korean nuclear test site now ... a volleyball court?
The images surprised analysts at 38 North, as they coincided with speculation about North Korean plans to test a nuclear weapon. Instead, the regime test-fired a missile the following day, although the U.S. said it exploded seconds after it was launched.
Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station
Whitson arrived at the space station November 19, 2016, and is sharing her experiences in space on Twitter , Tumblr and Facebook . In memory of the late astronaut, a supply ship bearing his name arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.
Chappell finally wins on PGA Tour in 180th career start
SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Austrian Bernd Wiesberger beat England's Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff to win the Shenzhen International. With 17 players off the lead by four shots or less, the final round at the Valero Texas Open should be an exciting one.