Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
O Canada! Obviously, the big news this week is that marijuana is now legal in Canada.
- LIVE: More than 1,000 pot sales online in the first hour, says B.C. government
(Vancouver Sun: News, 17 October 2018)
The B.C. government is touting the success of the province’s online cannabis store, which went live shortly after midnight.
- Liberals waiving fee and waiting period for criminal pardons of simple pot possession
(National Post: Top Stories, 17 October 2018)
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says coming legislation will waive the waiting period and fee for those seeking a pardon for possession offences.
- Marijuana’s first legal day is surprisingly mellow
(Toronto Star: Top Stories, 18 October 2018)
Unlikely as it seems, Canada’s first day as the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace turned out to be pretty much just another day.
- Cannabis is Legal In Canada–Here’s What You Need to Know
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 17 October 2018)
Recreational marijuana is legal as of today, but the vision of what a pot-permissive Canada looks like remains somewhat hazy.
- NHL to Maintain Cannabis-Friendly Policy
(Ganjapreneur, 15 October 2018)
The National Hockey League (NHL) will maintain its neutral stance on pro players’ cannabis use after legalization takes effect across Canada this Wednesday, according to a Yahoo Sports report.