World International Affairs An American citizen could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly attempting to bring cannabis products from Canada to the United States, even though the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the products were purchased legally in Ontario. David Dratch, 23, of Montgomery, New York, was detained at the U.S. border on Thursday after a secondary inspection of his vehicle, Canada’s Global News reported. He was returning home from a trip to Ontario, less than a week after Canada became the second country in the world to legalize and regulate the sale of recreational weed. After searching Dratch’s car with detection dogs, border agents reportedly found six envelopes containing marijuana, two jars of cannabis resin and four packages of THC gummy worms in the vehicle’s glove compartment. While the U.S. Attorney’s Office has said that the items were obtained legally in an Ontario government-regulated store, … [Read more...] about Man Charged After Allegedly Attempting to Bring Weed Gummy Worms From Canada to the U.S.
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By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: October 16, 2018 at 8:58 am | UPDATED: October 16, 2018 at 9:39 am By Alan Freeman | Special To The Washington Post OTTAWA,m Canada – Canada becomes the first major industrialized country to fully decriminalize cannabis for recreational use on Wednesday, fulfilling a 2015 election pledge from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a process that has proven massively complex and remains fraught with uncertainty. Concerns abound. Already there are worries about a shortage of legal cannabis for sale in the early months of legalization and a lack of retail outlets, leading to a possible boom in the illicit marijuana trade the new law is designed to thwart. Canada’s 12 provinces and territories are tasked with regulating the distribution and sale of cannabis, and they are adopting a range of differing approaches. And Canadians crossing into the United States might be barred entry if they admit to using cannabis. Under legislation passed by … [Read more...] about Marijuana becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday, but barriers remain for consumers
The Associated Press Updated 12:51 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, Devin Melnyk, a long-time marijuana grower and a consultant with Pure Sunfarms, demonstrates how to use a high-volume cannabis trimming machine at a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia. On Oct. 17, 2018, Canada will become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. less In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, Devin Melnyk, a long-time marijuana grower and a consultant with Pure Sunfarms, demonstrates how to use a high-volume cannabis trimming machine at a massive tomato greenhouse being ... more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, marijuana plants are shown growing in a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia, that is operated by Pure Sunfarms, a joint venture between tomato grower … [Read more...] about Canada is legalizing cannabis sales: Here’s how it will work
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 6:09 AM EDT Aug 23, 2018 Former Red Wings forward Joe Murphy has gone from NHL stardom and riches to being homeless in northern Ontario. Murphy’s story was told in a documentary on Canadian sports network TSN on Wednesday, in an emotional account Murphy told to senior correspondent Rick Westhead and former NHL goalie Trevor Kidd. “I’ve actually been living homeless in shelters across Ontario, in different areas, for many years now,” Murphy, 50, told TSN. “It hasn’t been easy.” Attempts by The Detroit News in recent weeks to reach Murphy have been unsuccessful. In the TSN report — Westhead and Kidd spent three days with Murphy for the documentary — Murphy said he is living in bushes in Kenora, which is approximately 130 miles east of Winnipeg. Murphy, who was born in London, Ontario, played one season at Michigan State, 1985-86, and had 61 points in 35 games, … [Read more...] about Former Detroit Red Wings No. 1 pick Joe Murphy homeless in Canada
Canada is legalizing adult use of marijuana on Oct. 17 and will be the second and largest country to do so. The federal government established the broad outline of the legalization law but left it up to provinces and territories to fill in some of the details - such as whether to allow home grows, to establish a legal purchase age of 18 or 19, and whether to sell through government-run pot shops or private outlets. Here's a glance at how the industry will look, as well as some key differences between Canada's approach and that of the nine U.S. states that have legalized so-called recreational marijuana. What's allowed? Canada's Cannabis Act allows people 18 and older to buy marijuana online or in retail stores. Most provinces have raised the minimum age to 19, however, to align with the drinking age. In the U.S., states with recreational legalization have an age limit of 21, which matches the drinking age. Canadian law sets a 30-gram limit on how much people can buy at once or … [Read more...] about What to know as Canada becomes the biggest country to legalize pot