October 18th marks the second day for legal cannabis in Canada. On Wednesday, October 17th marijuana became legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. Doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and it is sold in your local stores and online. People are still debating if it is good for Canada, what effect will it have on the youth and if it was the right decision to legalize it, we have to face the fact – marijuana is legal.
At the opening of Delta 9’s cannabis superstore in south Winnipeg Wednesday morning, however, the crowd of more than 200 people included a range of demographics. Kim Cayer, 58, said she’s been smoking pot for 40 years, and arrived early to make her first legal purchase. One of those people who supports Cayer’s decision to smoke is her mother, Joyce. The 83-year-old lined up with her daughter on legalization day to see a legal cannabis store for the first time.
When the federal government legalized cannabis earlier this year, it left the provinces in charge of how the drug will be sold and where consumers can smoke it. Some things are mostly constant across the country: You can’t buy cannabis if you are under 18 (though you may have to be 19 in some provinces), you can grow up to four plants at home (except in Manitoba and Quebec, where you can’t) and you’ll be able to carry up to 30 grams outside your residence.
It is completely up to every adult now to decide if they would like to buy and use marijuana, even share with adult friends. Let’s all be smart and responsible and make the best out of the cannabis legalization. So no matter the age, people are coming into the stores and making legal marijuana purchases online, just to be in the good mood, to feel happy, for medical purposes or just to relax and enjoy their time.