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Canada to legalize in Spring 2017!

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by BioSector, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Unfortunately even with legalization around the corner, this is still just a voluntary program. They can easily get their required points from the big pharma companies just by redoing courses and not learning anything new.
     
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  2. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Damn man and we are all relying on them whe we are sick and dying... and their education is optional= damn man
     
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  3. chimpybits

    chimpybits Well-Known Member

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    I know right?
     
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  4. Wahiker

    Wahiker Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know who was responsible (with Customs & "border protection" ← yeah right...) for this idea? Seems incredibly stupid, even in our current stupid times (ie Jeff Sessions-like, except I assume it couldn't have been him).
     
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  5. chimpybits

    chimpybits Well-Known Member

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  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Will legalization make Canada a global dope destination?

    The growth potential for this type of destination tourism, especially with Americans, is huge, says Trina Fraser, partner and head of the CannaLaw group at Ottawa-based Brazeau Seller Law. Fraser sees a bright future for pot-friendly hotels and B & Bs, curated tours and private chef experiences. “If you’re close to the U.S. border, if you’re close to production facilities, if you’re in a jurisdiction that provides more leeway for sales—all those factors will combine to create clusters for cannabis-tourism-type businesses,” she says. “There’s so much interest in the concept of cannabis tourism that it’s going to happen, and people will find a way to do it.”
     
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  7. WAM90

    WAM90 Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited for legalization, but not for the inevitable increase in tourism. The lifetime ban is laughable. It's like the last gasps of prohibition, trying to keep people controlled. I wouldn't touch the U.S. with a 10 mile pole right now anyway.
     
  8. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    If it were me I wouldn’t admit to using cannabis if I was a Canadian citizen going across the boarder. The new law regarding that in the U.S is laughable and rediculious. I wonder who came up with that law? I wouldn’t risk going across the boarder with any cannabis, not worth the consequences.

    I live in WA state, I wonder if that really is part of the questions they ask Canadians before they enter our state? We have people that cross the boarder daily because of work. Same with all the other boarder states.
     
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  9. ashtonford

    ashtonford Well-Known Member

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    Trudeaus only concerned with profits for his LP buddies nothing pure genius about that, just pure greed
     
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  10. ashtonford

    ashtonford Well-Known Member

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    totally agree with you.
     
  11. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    IN CANADA, TRAVELING WITH MARIJUANA WILL SOON BECOME A REALITY

    “After October 17, 2018, passengers will be permitted to have a legal amount of cannabis, which is 30 grams, in either their carry-on or checked bag, if they are flying to a domestic destination (i.e., within Canada),” Delphine Denis, a spokeswoman for Transport Minister Marc Garneau, told Agence France-Presse.
     
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  12. WAM90

    WAM90 Well-Known Member

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    I was at a local dispensary in Vancouver yesterday and the guy told me that the government is putting a 17% THC level cap on all marijuana products.... Can anyone confirm this?
     
  13. Brain Freeze

    Brain Freeze Member

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  14. hans solo

    hans solo Left coast Canada

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    I sure hope that the existing herb purveyors survive the legalization.
    It would be a shame to lose their expertise.
     
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  15. Grey hair

    Grey hair Flop shot guru

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    One of my regular ( non LP's) online sources have temporarily closed shop to 're tool themselves for legalization'.

    I agree. I hope they survive but I gotta think that there'll be some collateral damage.

    Not long now......:clap:
     
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  16. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Marijuana OK’d for off-duty Canadian cops

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Officers will be allowed to use marijuana off duty starting Oct. 17, Ottawa officials announced last week, but they are still required to start their shifts fit for duty.
     
  17. Brain Freeze

    Brain Freeze Member

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    Different police forces are going to have different rules. Some are allowing it, some will allow it only 28 days or more before reporting for duty, and some have a complete ban. Court challenges forthcoming to be sure!
     
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  18. hans solo

    hans solo Left coast Canada

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    Four more sleeps , at the very least this is going to be interesting!
     
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  19. Brain Freeze

    Brain Freeze Member

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    Interesting...yes!

    Someone has already ponied up some cash to challenge the impaired driving law....

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/chuck-rifici-charter-challenge-1.4858798

    ...and at least one producer has predicted shortages.....

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/aphria-cannabis-shortage-warning-1.4860408

    In the meantime, I really think BC's decision to have only one store open is a mistake. There are people, like myself, who really WANT to make legal purchases but because I'm so far away from Kamloops, my only option is online. Given how the US Border Patrol is currently dealing with Canadians who partake, or have done so in the past, and knowing that our credit card information is stored in the US, as well as not knowing where the BC Government's db info is going to be stored......ensures that lots of people will NOT purchase online. Maybe I'm just being overly cautious, I dunno, but I might like to visit the US again someday, and I don't want their access to that information to hinder that. Perhaps the Trump administration will ease restrictions in the near future as has been suggested, and this will no longer be an issue.

    The least the BC Government could have done was have 3 stores open, one in Kamloops, one in the Lower Mainland, and one on the freakin' Island!

    **not sure if I'm adding urls properly, apologies if there's a better way! Still learning. Edited to add 'their access to'
     
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  20. WAM90

    WAM90 Well-Known Member

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    Sharing similar concerns living in Vancouver. If the US border is able to access the database of people that are buying marijuana in Canada, that would be a significant enough reason for the black market to continue. I know I won't be buying from any government stores if that's the case.
     
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  21. Grey hair

    Grey hair Flop shot guru

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    I live in Northern B.C. and feel the same.
    Kamloops is 2 days away by vehicle.
    Prince George would be a good 2nd location. That would take care of us Notherners......that live in Igloos.:lol:
    And yeah, the credit card info thing? If I'm heading state side there is no doubt I will be telling anyone that asks, " I have never used cannabis". I'll take my chances with a financial history check.
     
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  22. Brain Freeze

    Brain Freeze Member

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    Oooh sorry, forgot about you northerners! I lived 9 years north of the 60th parallel so I totally get the Igloo thing :lol:

    3 more sleeps!
     
  23. hans solo

    hans solo Left coast Canada

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    I sure hope this doesn’t turn into a dog and pony show.
    I will spend my coin with who ever has the best product and service.
     
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  24. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  25. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    The U.S. has "clarified" its policy in regards to people who work legally in CA and who want to cross the border down south.

    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/speech...as-legalization-marijuana-and-crossing-border

    CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border
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    September 21, 2018
    UPDATED: 10/09/2018



    U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforces the laws of the United States and U.S. laws will not change following Canada’s legalization of marijuana. Requirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. Federal Law, which supersedes state laws. Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States and Canada, the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana or the facilitation of the aforementioned remain illegal under U.S. Federal Law. Consequently, crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, and apprehension.



    CBP officers are thoroughly trained on admissibility factors and the Immigration and Nationality Act, which broadly governs the admissibility of travelers into the United States. Determinations about admissibility and whether any regulatory or criminal enforcement is appropriate are made by a CBP officer based on the facts and circumstances known to the officer at the time.



    Generally, any arriving alien who is determined to be a drug abuser or addict, or who is convicted of, admits having committed, or admits committing, acts which constitute the essential elements of a violation of (or an attempt or conspiracy to violate) any law or regulation of a State, the United States, or a foreign country relating to a controlled substance, is inadmissible to the United States.



    A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S. however, if a traveler is found to be coming to the U.S. for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible.



    CBP officers are the nation’s first line of defense in preventing the illegal importation of narcotics, including marijuana. U.S. federal law prohibits the importation of marijuana and CBP officers will continue to enforce that law.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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