Apr 19 2017
According to government statistics, as many as 4.6 million Canadians will consume an estimated total 655 metric tons of cannabis annually by 2018, spending an estimated Can$4.2 billion to Can$6.2 billion (USD $3.15-4.65 billion) each year.
"Canadians, including 21 percent of youth and 30 percent of young adults, continue to use cannabis at among the highest rates in the world", former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, now parliamentary secretary to Canada's justice minister and attorney general, told a news conference. The proposed Cannabis Act introduces penalties for two new criminal offenses: "Giving or selling cannabis to youth" and "using youth to commit a cannabis-related offense".
The federal Liberals tabled a bill in the House of Commons at noon on Thursday (April 13) to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. "We have a responsibility to act as expeditiously as we can".
"Canada's current system of marijuana prohibition does not work".
In the US, meanwhile, lawmakers introduced bicameral legislation this month aimed at reining in Washington's own pot prohibition. But when Mr. Trudeau's bill passes as expected, Canada will become only the second nation, after Uruguay, to completely legalize marijuana as a consumer product.
With legalization in a growing number of our own states and now an entire major neighboring country ending prohibition, its going to be increasingly hard for drug warriors in the Trump administration to meaningfully roll back our gains, said Tom Angell of the pro-legalization group Marijuana Majority. Please support our efforts. Canadian provinces can raise that minimum age higher if they'd like.
His Conservative counterpart, Colin Carrie, wondered aloud how exactly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to keep the other governments at bay.
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
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The federal government will provide minimum conditions, but the provinces could set more rules about distribution and sale on top of those.
The marijuana will be available by way of a tightly controlled and regulated supply chain.
There are a lot of unanswered questions about today's legislation, such as where marijuana will be sold, how much it will costs, what percentage of the price will be tax and whether people will still opt for under-the-counter marijuana if it is significantly cheaper than the government-sanctioned variety.
"It is important that Canadians are aware of possible actions they may face upon attempted entrance into the United States if they possess or have residue of marijuana".
The legislation to legalize cannabis is reported to be coming on Thursday of this week, providing Canadians with a better idea of how the national system will operate.
Canada's proposed legislation follows success at US ballot boxes previous year in several states, including recreational marijuana laws in Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and California. While eight states plus the District of Columbia have already legalized recreational marijuana here, it remains illegal at the federal level.
Apr 18 2017
Snapchat CEO said India "too poor" to consider expansion
Snapchat denies Spiegel said it. "Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone!" a Snap spokesperson said on Sunday in a press briefing. Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars.
Apr 18 2017
Five dead in Lisbon plane crash
A plane has crashed into a supermarket near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, killing five people and injuring several others. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was on the site and the rescue operation was underway in the residential area.
Apr 18 2017
Rogers Place sells 10000 at-home tickets for San Jose game
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Apr 18 2017
Google Reaches Android Antitrust Settlement In Russia
The company has about 55 percent market share in Russian search versus Google's 40 percent, according to researcher LiveInternet. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine.
Apr 18 2017
Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises
The percentage who think he is a "strong and decisive leader" also took a big hit, falling from 59 percent to 52 percent. Only 16 percent of Democrats think the president keeps his promises and 81 percent of Republicans agree.
Apr 17 2017
Another View: More reversals from Trump on Russian Federation
The flip-flop capped off a 24-hour period of freaky reversals on positions Trump held throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. In February 2017, Trump called Chinese officials as "the grand champions at manipulation of currency".
Apr 17 2017
North Korea celebrated its founder's birthday with an extravagant military display
Liquid-fueled missiles can't move as easily and so tend to be sitting ducks, if the USA or another country chose to take them out. In a tweet on April 11, Trump expressed his willingness to work with the Chinese to "solve the problem" with North Korea.
Apr 15 2017
Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, latest New York area rail woe
A man in the Amtrak waiting area of the station had become belligerent and Amtrak police used a Taser on him, authorities said. Authorities say no injuries were reported and there were reports of anyone needing assistance.
Apr 15 2017
DC VA Director Moves After Putting Veterans In "Imminent Danger"
All told, more than $154 million worth of medical equipment was unaccounted for over the past year, according to the report . Wednesday's inspector general report points to a number of "serious and troubling deficiencies" at the Washington facility.
Apr 14 2017
President Trump scraps tax plan, timetable threatened
As economist Larry Kudlow suggests, major tax reform could bring inasmuch as $4.5 trillion in added revenues over a decade. Still, there are various ways President Trump can work to dismantle the ACA without Congress, reports The New York Times .
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