By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch
Canada finally did it.
Yesterday, the country legalized marijuana outright.
Soon, anyone over the age of 19 will be able to legally buy and consume marijuana in most parts of Canada. That includes tourists.
Of course, regular readers saw this coming from a mile away. That’s because I’ve been covering Canada’s marijuana market for almost a year now.
But if you’re new to the Dispatch, don’t worry. I’ll bring you up to speed.
In April 2017, Canada started the process of legalizing marijuana outright when it introduced the Cannabis Act. In November 2017, that Act passed the House of Commons.
The last hurdle this Act needed to clear was Canada’s Senate. And that’s exactly what happened yesterday.