For centuries marijuana has been a popular recreational drug in Canada!! Despite its widespread acceptance there are still heated discussions about legalizing it. The Government of Canada has relaxed restrictions on marijuana production recently and is exploring ways to expand the existing regulations. This article will discuss the current legal framework for cannabis in Canada and potential legislation that could allow recreational use of the plant 🔛 ☺️ ️ 🇨🇦 ..
What Is Legal Today?
The Cannabis Act legalized the sale, possession, and use of cannabis products for medical purposes in Canada in 2018 🛒 🇨🇦. It also decriminalized the possession of up to 30 grams of dried cannabis for personal use without fear of criminal prosecution 🆙. Cannabis is currently sold and consumed in many forms covering dried flower cannabis oil and edibles for instance, gummy bears and brownies .
Potential Benefits of Legalization
The potential benefits of legalizing marijuana in Canada include revenue. This could come in the form of taxes on the sale and production of cannabis products plethora possible licensing fees for businesses to produce and sell cannabis. Legalization would also have the potential to create jobs in the production and sale of cannabis in addition to related industries as tourism and agriculture.
Canadian law enforcement could also benefit from the legalization of marijuana. The Canadian government estimates that it costs an average of $592 to process a cannabis possession charge compared to an average of $936 for a charge of alcohol-impaired driving 🍹 ️ 🍁. Furthermore legalizing marijuana could reduce the many arrests and convictions for minor offenses freeing up law enforcement resources for more serious crimes.
Opposition to Legalization
Despite the potential benefits of legalizing marijuana, there is significant opposition. Opponents fear that legalization will increase marijuana use and lead to more addiction and substance abuse problems. They fear that legalization will lead to impaired driving and increase the risk of impaired driving-related accidents. Although many of these concerns are valid and important, there is evidence that legalizing marijuana may not have the same impact as some fear.
The debate over the legalization of marijuana in Canada is ongoing and there is still much to get determined. However, it is clear that there are potential benefits to legalizing marijuana, and that the legal environment in Canada is changing. The Canadian government is currently exploring the possibility of further relaxing the current regulations on marijuana and it is likely that the debate will continue to evolve over time 🔛 🍁. . .
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