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Marijuana Became Fully Legal in Canada at Midnight - Page 2

'Prohibition has ended right now. We just made history'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2018 2:01 AM CDT

  • What's legal where. The Toronto Star has a guide to the different rules on legalization in cities, provinces, and territories across Canada. The legal age for buying marijuana is 19 in every province except Alberta and Quebec, where it is 18. Canadians will be able to buy and possess marijuana legally, and grow up to four plants, but whether they can smoke it in public will depend on the jurisdiction.
  • Medical marijuana will continue. Canada legalized medical marijuana in 2001 and the system will continue as it is for some 330,000 users, some of whom receive medical pot through their drug plans, the New York Times reports.
  • Waiting for 50 years. At another store that opened in Newfoundland early Wednesday, owner Thomas H. Clarke made the first sale to his father, who has been using marijuana illegally for 50 years. Don Clarke says buying marijuana legally is "awesome," but "a bit late—I mean, we could have done this in 1969 or '71," he tells the CBC.

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