Today, Canada became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, following a bill that passed the Senate this past summer.
Canada is only the second country in the world, and the first G7 nation, to allow a nationwide marijuana market. In December 2013, Uruguay was the first country to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana..
Under Canada’s new federal cannabis act, adults are allowed to possess, carry and share with other adults up to 30 grams of dried cannabis. A maximum of four homegrown marijuana plants per household are also permitted in most provinces.
For provinces without a regulated retail framework, Canadians can purchase marijuana directly online from a federally licensed producer that offers “secure home delivery.”