Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice
The Liberal government’s long-anticipated plan for legalizing cannabis in Canada focused heavily on criminality while being scant on details about how weed will be produced and sold.
The government unrolled the Cannabis Act Thursday and said that its priorities are keeping the Canadian public safe, by restricting access of weed to youth and making a dent in organized crime.
In summary, the Liberals have set a federal legal age limit for purchasing pot at 18 years of age, though provinces can alter that as they see fit. Possession of 30 grams of cannabis will be legal. Edibles will be legal with restrictions. And Canadians will be permitted to grow four plants per residence. Producers must be licensed with the federal government. But the retail model as to how weed is sold will be left up to the provinces.