Winnipeggers will have to pay cannabis legalization costs

Starting October 17th marijuana is 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 as of today, 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 – cannabis is legal.

Businesses across the country, from growers and retailers to the tech and tourism sectors, are preparing to reap a windfall from legal marijuana.

Winnipeg taxpayers will be forced to pay for the city’s new costs to legalize and enforce Cannabis laws if the province doesn’t pony up on the cannabis excise tax, says Mayor Brian Bowman.

Brian Pallister gave no indication that his government will end a freeze on municipal funding that has been in place for two years. He also said there is no evidence that cannabis revenues will be greater than provincial costs for extra policing and other related issues. Association president Chris Goertzen says municipalities are dealing with extra costs of their own and deserve more money from the province.

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’re 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.

You can also share up to 30 grams of cannabis with other adults. The act, however, severely restricts underage people from possessing cannabis. You could face a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail if you give or sell cannabis to a youth, or if you use a youth to commit a “cannabis-related offense.” These are new criminal offenses.

It is completely up to every adult now to decide if they would like to legally buy and use marijuana, even share with adult friends. Fellow Winnipeggers let’s all be smart and responsible and make the best out of the cannabis legalization.

Check out the article about our Go204 team decided to visit one of the legal stores and see for ourselves the new kind of stores in Canada. Delta 9 Cannabis is still seeing lines of customers outside the doors one month after legalization.

The Go204 team visited a cannabis store mostly with the educational purpose and we didn’t forget our camera, as you can see in the photos the cannabis store is not just a pot place, but much more, here employees are ready to help, educate, and consult anyone and everyone. They will help you with any questions, especially the first time visitors, in short, there are 5 types of weed. From the one that energizes you and activates the brain and physical activity, to the one that relaxes you, makes you comfortable and so on.

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