Adults will be able to carry and share up to 30 grams of marijuana in public. Adults in the country will also be allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and prepare products such as edibles for personal use. That sound good to you? Well that’s about to be what’s happening in Canada come October.
CNN (@cnn) reports, recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after its Senate passed the bill on Tuesday with a 52-29 vote.
Canada is only the 2nd country in the world to legalize weed nationwide. Only 9 states in the U.S allow recreational marijuana use, and 30 states in the U.S allow medical use of weed. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said the bill will help keep marijuana out of the hands of underage users and reduce marijuana related crimes in the country.
The bill is scheduled to go into effect on October 17th. Think something like this will be coming to America anytime soon?
Former NBA player Glen Davis has come a long way from his glory days in the league. The former Boston Celtic and LA Clippers player was arrested in a Maryland Hotel last month and charged with drug possession and distribution. Davis was arrested on Feb 7th at the Hampton Inn in Aberdeen. ESPN (@espn) reported, that it was the smell of marijuana that got Davis in trouble. When the owner of the hotel smelled the aroma of something good in the air, his investigation led him to Davis’ room. The owner called the cops. When officers ran up in the room they found Davis, about a quarter pound of weed, and around $92,000 in cash. Davis was arrested and later charged with seven (7) counts of drug possession and distribution. What’s strange to me is the amount of weed recovered in relation to the amount of money recovered. Doesn’t that seem a little strange to you? 125 grams of weed is not that much herb. There are probably people who smoke that much in a few days. Why did he have so much money in the room when he was dealing with an amount of weed that small? Maybe he sold some before 5-0 ran up in the spot? But why have that type of money up in the hotel with you if that was the case? I don’t know…..maybe he was waiting on a customer to come through and buy the last quarter pound. Maybe he was up in the hotel slangin’ nicks and dimes. Either way, Big Baby got himself caught up in some mess. I still find it amazing that people who were making millions of dollars just a few short years earlier turn to illegal means of obtaining money so quickly after they leave the league. Why not invest in stocks or sell stuff on Ebay or something? Anything has to be better than having to spend MORE MONEY to fight a dummy case and have to pay to bail yourself out of jail because of a case you caught while trying to make some money. That seems like hustling backwards to me. Remember that Biggie Smalls lyric “Time to contemplate, damn, where did I fail? All the money I stacked, was all the money for bail.”
This is what keeps Jeff Sessions and The Justice Department up at night with concerns of the danger it proposes. WEED. Not the fact that your boss, the president of the United States is calling your Justice Department crooked, biased, and needs to be disbanded. WEED is the biggest concern. Not the fact that the president of the United States probably worked with Russia to undermine the democracy of this Country. Weed is the number one concern for Jeff Session’s Justice Department. Nothing will keep this Country safe, like cracking down on weed……….or, is it that nothing will fill up these private prisons that Sessions and others are surely invested in, like putting people away for possessing small amounts of marijuana?
Reuters (@reuters) reports, the U.S Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama Administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized weed, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the policy. His actions drew immediate condemnation from marijuana advocates and some lawmakers in both parties who said it trampled on the rights of voters in states where weed is now legal and created uncertainty about how strictly federal drug laws will be enforced. The administration’s move also raised questions about how the new policy will impact the budding marijuana industry in places like California and Colorado.
Los Angeles is about to become the biggest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council’s vote to license sales and cultivation next year.
The Associated Press (@ap) reports, the landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rule as a work in progress almost certain to see revisions next year, after California launches its recreational weed industry in January.
City Council President Herb Wesson’s office said the city rules would take effect immediately after the signing of the law by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, which is expected. Wesson predicted that the cities model would become a template for legalization elsewhere.
“The other cities in this nation, they are looking to L.A” Wesson said in a statement. Under the Los Angeles regulations, residential neighborhoods would be largely off-limits to the weed businesses, and buffer zones would be set up around schools, libraries, and parks. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state for almost two decades, recreational marijuana is something that many residents have long been pushing for. The legal marijuana business is an estimated $7 billion a year industry. It looks like California is looking to get its piece of the pie.