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Marijuana Became Fully Legal in Canada at Midnight - Page 3

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

  • Pardons are coming. Sources tell CTV and other outlets that Canada's federal government plans to announce Wednesday that it will pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the maximum a person can carry in public under the new law.
  • Supply hiccups. Not every Canadian who wants to will be able to get their hands on legal marijuana straight away, CNN reports. Officials in provinces including Nova Scotia and Manitoba say there will not be a large selection available, while Trevor Fencott, chief executive of Fire and Flower, says the government has only supplied enough pot to open three of its 15 new stores in Alberta.
  • Border trouble. Recreational marijuana is also legal in nine American states, but it remains illegal at the federal level and American border officials have said Canadians who admit using cannabis could be refused entry. Immigration lawyer Len Saunders tells the Washington Post that he advises Canadians who have used pot to refuse to answer if asked about cannabis use by a border officer—and to not attempt to cross the border that day.
(In California, pot products keep failing safety tests.)

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