Collingwood Premier Lashes Out At PM's Legalized Cannabis Plan News Centre News

Collingwood Premier Lashes Out At PM's Legalized Cannabis Plan News Centre News

"There will be a lot of celebrations on the day, and it will nearly all be with illegal cannabis" in some of Canada's biggest cities, said Brad Poulos, an instructor and cannabis business expert at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Outside one of the cannabis shops in St. John's, N.L., that were set to open at 12 a.m. local time on October 17th, the 46-year-old knew exactly what he planned to do with his first legally purchased gram.

In total, Statistics Canada says 5.4 million Canadians will buy cannabis from legal dispensaries in 2018 - about 15 percent of the population.

Tara O'Reilly, another customer who lined up for the big day, said she doesn't use cannabis personally but she came out to be a part of the historic moment. "There's a tear in my eye".

"Additional licensed cannabis retail stores will open in the coming months, as private cannabis retailers proceed through the regulatory and permit process", the province said. British Columbia, for example, has only one storefront opening on Wednesday, Alberta could have fewer than two dozen, Ontario will have none and Quebec is expected to open 12 outlets.

"Now that our neighbour to the north is opening its legal cannabis market, the longer we delay, the longer we miss out on potentially significant economic opportunities for OR and other states across the country", he said in a statement.

More news: Man convicted of raping, murdering seven-year-old hanged in Lahore jail
More news: 62 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC
More news: Canada legalises recreational marijuana

Uruguay fully legalized the drug back in 2013 under then-President José Mujica.

Under the new law, Canadians can also order marijuana through the mail.

Some provinces may opt to set the age limit at 19. "We just made history", said the 46-year-old Power, who bought a gram.

The Senate decision has been welcomed by thousands in the nation and several stores in Newfoundland reportedly opened at midnight with scores of people queuing outside to legally buy pot.

Just look at what's happened already, in the run-up to legalization.

As of Tuesday the drug was still illegal, and officials at the media briefing said any charges or cases before the courts could still be prosecuted after legalization. "The prices are very comparable", Thomas Clarke, owner of THC Distribution store, said. She hopes to make money from pipes, bongs and marijuana paraphernalia.

Related Articles

  • European Union  offers United Kingdom  sweetener before hard  Brexit summit

    European Union offers United Kingdom sweetener before hard Brexit summit

    The offer emerged as British Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to address other European Union leaders at a summit Wednesday. Wednesday's summit comes as a new survey shows that 62 percent of Europeans consider EU membership to be a good thing.
    Late Physicist Stephen Hawking Predicted Race of

    Late Physicist Stephen Hawking Predicted Race of "Superhumans"

    Stephen Hawking's final essays are being published on Tuesday, but already some of his insights have been leaked online. On the topic of extraterrestrial lifeforms, he writes: "There are forms of intelligent life out there".
    India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3: Windies 76/6 at Tea

    India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3: Windies 76/6 at Tea

    Holder knocked over Ajinkya Rahane for 80 in the third over after the right-hander had added just five to his overnight score. However, a hilarious incident took place as umpire Ian Gould had to say sorry to Windies' Jason Holder .
  • Alex Cora Speaks Prior To ALCS Game 3

    Alex Cora Speaks Prior To ALCS Game 3

    The Astros have dropped consecutive games for the first time since August 30-31 against the Los Angeles Angels. This isn't the first time the Astros have been suspected of cheating.
    Health and IT push Britain down global league table

    Health and IT push Britain down global league table

    On the list of 140 economies, the USA is followed by Singapore and Germany in the second and the third positions respectively. The highest mark possible is 100 points, an imaginary ideal "frontier" of economic competitiveness.
    Camila Giorgi claims second career title

    Camila Giorgi claims second career title

    Having been matched well in the early stages, Giorgi ruthlessly took her first break point opportunity to nudge in front at 5-3. Giorgi will play in a Linz final for the second time after the aggressive Italian defeated Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 6-4.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Already Decorating Their Baby’s Nursery

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Already Decorating Their Baby’s Nursery

    The royals began a 16-day Pacific tour on Monday, landing in Sydney and nearly immediately announcing the duchess´ pregnancy. It was only to be expected that the news that they are expecting a baby would overshadow the first day of the tour.
    Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed Batting Stance vs Australia Has Got Twitter Talking

    Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed Batting Stance vs Australia Has Got Twitter Talking

    Pakistan , on the other hand, will look to continue the attack, and hope for a couple of quick wickets in the first session. Mohammad Abbas and Bilal Asif have done the major damage as they bagged five and three wickets respectively on Wednesday.
    Netflix stock soars on stellar Q3 report

    Netflix stock soars on stellar Q3 report

    Netflix expects to add 28.9 million customers this year, setting a new record for the 21-year-old company. Netflix reported 1.09 million domestic subscriber additions , surpassing estimates of 673,800.
  • Rep. Mullin: Sen. Warren's Claims 'Disgusting' to Native Americans

    Rep. Mullin: Sen. Warren's Claims 'Disgusting' to Native Americans

    Then, a 1996 piece in Fordham Law Review celebrated Warren as Harvard Law School's " first woman of color ". The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily.
    Westbrook to miss season opener vs. Warriors

    Westbrook to miss season opener vs. Warriors

    All the proceeds will go to the Warriors Community Foundation, which aims to "promote thriving students, schools and communities". Every member of the team not now on an National Basketball Association roster was invited to the ring ceremony Tuesday night.
    Turkey widens search for clues to Saudi journalist's disappearance

    Turkey widens search for clues to Saudi journalist's disappearance

    Just hours before the forensic inspection, the Saudis let in a team of cleaners armed with several large mops and buckets. The Journal, like CNN , said the Saudi statement has not been finalized.