The Best Reactions To Canada’s Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

Oh, Canada… More like oh, cannabis. The Canadian Senate has officially passed Bill C-45, named the Cannabis Act, that will legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the entire country. A significant majority of the Senate approved, with the final vote resting at 52-29 in favor of legalization. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains this decision by pointing out that since people are going to smoke anyway, then it makes sense to regulate marijuana in order to keep products safe for consumption and direct the financial gain towards the country rather than towards criminals.

There has been significant discussion about legalizing weed in Canada for over a year now. It was first proposed in April 2017, before moving on to the House of Commons in November and then eventually working its way into the Senate this week. Canada has become the second country to legalize mairjuana production, sale and consumption since Uruguay did so in December 2013. It the first G-7 Nation to federally legalize cannabis and the Cannabis Act is expected to have a substantial impact on Canada’s economy.

The rules for marijuana usage are clearly spelled out in the bill. People will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public and grow up to four plants within their homes. Weed will not be sold in the same locations as alcohol or tobacco and amendments have been made to Canadian impaired driving laws to include consequences for driving while high. The Cannabis Act sets the minimum age of consumption at 18 to discourage minors from participating, although specific provinces are allowed to increase this age.

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Canadians–and Americans, for that matter–have a wide range of opinions about the legalizatiion of recreational marijuana. From the hilarious to the helpful to the hateful, here are some of the best internet reactions to Canada’s new legislation.

These guys who are ready to move

Free health care and legal marijuana.

Trump who ?

— Clint 🇨🇦 (@ClintConnolly) June 20, 2018

These Canadians in support of a wall

Waiting for Trump to go ballistic since Canada just passed the legalize weed bill. Hope he wants to build a wall, nothing would be better for Canada than to get that monkey off our backs

— Allan Westview (@Westview_Al) June 20, 2018

Canada would like to now build a wall along our southern border. But don’t worry. We’ll pay for it with all that weed money.

— Atrix (@mikeatrix) June 20, 2018

George, who wants to see the queen get high

Canada has legalised weed. Finally another country sees sense. Come on UK, let’s see The Queen getting baked and try to ride a horse down The Mall singing the National Anthem.

— George Eldridge (@__Squire) June 20, 2018

This dedicated Netflix binge-watcher

Canada is legalizing recreational marijuana so now I just have to go watch every episode of Trailer Park Boys, I don't make the rules.

— Em(barrassing), CPA (@RealEmShady) June 20, 2018

These people questioning the politics of the U.S.

Today: US keeps children in cages and pulled out of the UN Human Rights council.

Meanwhile in Canada…

They nationally legalized weed.

I am in the wrong fucking country.

— Tibs the Season! チビリウス (@TiberiusRings) June 20, 2018

This speculation as to why the decision was made

This sound advice

Marijuana legislation has just passed in the Senate. In a few months, pot will be legal in Canada. Buy Doritos stock. #legalization #cdnpoli #MeanwhileinCanada

— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) June 20, 2018

This brilliant advertising plan

Canada just legalised recreational weed. If every dispensary in the country doesn't make a logo with a marijuana leaf instead of the maple leaf on the national flag, they're fools @tendailyau

— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) June 20, 2018

This punny caption describing marijuana sales

US Ticker: $MPXEF
Canada: $MPX

Top notch undervalued US and Canada Marijuana company. Easy double from here. Likely a lot more. No joke. Check them out. Beautiful chart as well. All time highs coming!

— BMK🇺🇸 (@TradetheAction) June 20, 2018

This informative breakdown, because logistics are important

Here’s a breakdown of how each jurisdiction plans to regulate legal weed once sales begin later this year

— VICE News (@vicenews) June 20, 2018

This demon-fearing man

Unbelievable….guys Jesus is so close to returning to this Earth! Marijuana will be legal here in Canada, huge evil deception unfolding! You think marijuana is good for you? Think NOT! When you get high, you start hallucinating and hearing voices. Demons infest you!

— Bro for Christ (@WinterLoverYeah) June 20, 2018

And Adam, who’s ahead of the times

Marijuana wasn’t legal in Canada before the vote that just happened? Am I the only one that is most surprised by this?

— Adam Michael (@bootsiealert) June 20, 2018

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