Cannabis in Canada

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a drug derived from the family of plants that includes hemp. It can be smoked or eaten. Use of cannabis produces a mild sense of euphoria, as well as impairments in judgment and lengthened response time. Although the plant’s use e is illegal in most parts of the world, the plant has shown to have some potential for medical use, particularly as a palliative for glaucoma and disease-related loss of appetite and wasting, as is often seen in cancer, AIDS, and other illnesses.

On April 2017 the canadian federal government presented the law project (Cannabis Act, Bill C-45) to legalize marihuana with recreational purposes, they hope it’ll be approved by the month of July this year.

The implications of this are varied and would have all sorts of repercussions in different fields, such as commerce, health, public policy etc.


Even though this is a federal regulation each province will be responsible for deciding the model for distribution and selling of the product. Up to now, 5 of the 10 provinces have developed a legal framework regarding the sell of the product

The federal government will be in charge of regulation and authorization, with the approval of this law they hope to have concrete results in three different areas; first, reliable quality controls for the population and that can help the politics of public health; second: an important economic impact when formalizing a million dollar industry and thirdly, decriminalization of social conducts widely accepted in Canada.

If you’re interested in planting and harvesting for personal consumption , you can have a maximum of four plants each with a height of no more than 100 cm.

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