With the legalization of Marijuana sales, Canada becomes the first G7 country and second country in the world to legalise cannabis use across the country. Now buying weed is no longer beyond one’s approach would be available both ‘online’ and on retail stores. It is to see how it performs on global finance. Before Canada, Uruguay had legalised the drug for adults.
Although Canada has legalised smoking cannabis for fun, however, the lawyers and constitutional experts new marijuana rules that come along with the freedom is definitely restricting and will draw limits. Here are six laws that limit you when it comes to cultivating weed at home to roadside testing to advertising marijuana.
The new rules set out a legal limit for the level of THC in a driver’s blood, and allow police officers to test saliva using roadside screening devices and to collect blood samples. However, there’s not a clear link between the level of THC in the blood and the degree of impairment, as there is with alcohol, and lawyers have warned the new rules will likely face a constitutional challenge.
Home cultivation bans
Quebec and Manitoba have banned the home cultivation of marijuana, despite the fact that the federal law allows households to grow up to four plants. Former Quebec premier Philippe Couillard had promised to defend the province’s ban in court, arguing the rules fall under provincial jurisdiction.
His successor, premier-designate François Legault, has also promised to raise the legal age to 21, while all other jurisdictions have chosen a legal age of 18 or 19. Some lawyers have suggested a possible challenge on the basis of age discrimination.
Basically, cannabis promotion cannot include any images of people, and cannot connect weed to glamorous or exciting lifestyles, or appeal to children.
Employers are developing policies to govern cannabis use in the workplace, but some have made headlines for being quite restrictive. The RCMP, for instance, has announced that officers are not allowed to consume marijuana in the 28 days before starting a shift, while the Calgary police force has banned it entirely.
First Nations jurisdiction
Some First Nations say they plan to set up retail stores on reserves despite not having provincial permits to do so, claiming their right to self-government.
Landlord and condo board restrictions
Fraser said she’s also expecting challenges of landlords and condo boards that ban weed cultivation and consumption, especially from medical marijuana users.