Your 420-Canada Day plans may be canceled.
We all know about bill C-45 moving to legalize Marijuana by July 1, 2018.
Well, as it turns out, you may have to delay your Legal Weed Canaday Day parties!
Federal Health Minister, Genette Petitpas Taylor made the announcement last week that there will be a delay from bill C-45 passing into law.
"There is going to be a transition period because we have to ensure that provinces and territories have the capacity to get the products in their shops,"
"They'll need a period of time of up to eight to 12 weeks in order to properly ensure that their retail sales will be prepared." Source: Globe and Mail.
As of yesterday evening, some clarity on when we can finally buy our legal trees has been given by governments and producers... and the result is better than what had been floating around the news recently. Source: CBC
August, at the earliest, is the newly expected rollout date for your legal drug buying needs. Like we needed another thing to celebrate this August!
If this does come into effect early in the month, just imagine all the parties, festivals and potential pop-ups around town this summer - hooray!
So what does this mean? It means that while we're all too excited to smoke our legal weed this July, we will have to wait a little longer for industry standards to meet the regulatory standards by the legislation.
Not the best thing, but at least they're working to move forward as fast as possible. We've waited this long, what's another couple months, am I right?
The Trudeau government had been aiming for legalization in July.