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Canada legalizes recreational use of Marijuana



Canada legalizes recreational use of Weed | BellaNaija

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Residents of Canada will be able to use marijuana without the worry of law enforcement, as the country’s senate has passed a bill legalizing the recreational use of the drug.

Canada becomes the second country to legalize the drug nationwide, following Uruguay in 2013.

The country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that people will be able to use the drug legally come October 17.

According to ABC News, the legislation allows for people over the age of 18 to carry and use up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public.

It also allows for residents to cultivate up to four cannabis plants at home, with dried cannabis and cannabis oil set to go on sale later this year.

Photo Credit: Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images


  1. Cocoa

    June 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Great, encourage your youth to not be of sober mind becuase surely that did always lead to a better society, SIGH.

    • omomo

      June 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      this PM will allow all the allowables into canada till they start to regret it

    • Smh

      June 23, 2018 at 4:14 am

      story woman. Nigeria that has banned everything nko, where are our youth today? Something people are already using anyway. kids are now buying synthetic weed and getting hurt. The evidence of the benefits of cannabis speaks for itself. Park well

  2. tunmi

    June 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    ehhh…because Nigeria that hasn’t allowed it is doing great ehn?

    Wait, which country that has banned marijuana is actually robust? (given that they are a democracy).

    It has so many beneficial uses. Let’s not limit it to what we know (smoking) but how it can help people from seizures, cancer patients, hemp clothing and items.

    • Cocoa

      June 23, 2018 at 8:12 am

      You’ve bought into a lie my dear.

  3. Dee

    June 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    E better to use am small small for medicinal use only oo no be recreational.

    Make the country ready sha dem go soon dey see 50 shades of highness for open among der youths.

  4. Exotique

    June 27, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Let’s see where this goes. I believe though, that removing the mystery surrounding a social vice strips it of power. Now, supply will increase, demand should go down. There is no data that proves that countries where it is banned have the lowest usage. I kind of liken it to legalizing abortion. People are doing these things anyway, why not bring it to light and give it attention?

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