It's been more than a year since cannabis legalization saw daylight in all cities of Canada. 

Let's be honest, Canadians have been smoking weed for years. It was a secret no one wanted to talk about. In 2011, the government legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Seven years later, Canadian cannabis rights activists managed to legalize marijuana also for recreational use. 

According to the Canadian Department of Justice, this decision was made in order to control the cannabis industry. At this point, every Canadian over 18 years old can mail order marijuana in Canada with ease from government-licensed retailers. 

The new legislation is a gold mine for lawyers, researchers, and global brands. Moving away from the regime of prohibition requires a detailed framework regulation. That's why Canadians expect a lot of weed-related cases in the courts in the coming years. 

Moreover, Canadian researchers have already got funding in order to explore the impact of marijuana on the human body. The current research covers the effects of cannabis on pregnancy, mental health, driving abilities, pain management, treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, and neurodevelopment.

The latest survey shows that the majority of Canadians support marijuana legislation. However, clinical scientists at the Center of addiction and mental health in Toronto have raised concerns about cannabis addiction. Meanwhile, cannabis activists want to make 4/20 a national holiday in Canada. 4/20 or 420 is a slang that means cannabis consumption.

 

That's how the country of maple leaf reacts to pot legalization on the Internet:
 

Cannabis legalization in Canada has a direct impact on the neighbouring country. According to the latest research, more and more Americans travel to Canada with the intention of smoking pot. Taking this into consideration, American and Canadian governments cooperate to prevent illegal distribution of cannabis. It means that Americans who want to explore ‘pot tourism’ are not allowed to bring any green souvenirs. Moreover, it’s illegal to travel with weed from Toronto to Los Angeles (even though it’s allowed to consume cannabis in both cities). 
 

Despite all the dire predictions, the number of Canadian cannabis consumers hasn't changed since weed was legalized on the federal level. According to a survey conducted by Statistics Canada, 15% of Canadians reported smoking pot in the previous six months. 

 

That's what some proponents of the idea have to say:
 

Here is what other Canadians think about pot legalization:

 

Some Canadians state that cannabis has never been the number one priority in the country. That’s why a lot of people have been surprised by how fast the Canadian Department of Justice made this decision. 
 

It can take up to five years to explore the real impact of new legislation on Canadian society. According to the latest research, the majority of Canadians are still buying cannabis from the black market since the price of legal weed is too high.

Published by john paret