Mail-order weed? You betcha!
With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking are some big discrepancies.
And, yes, Canadians will be able to order cannabis online and have it delivered through the mail — something that’s illegal in the United States.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that marijuana will be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. In the meantime, its provinces and cities are working out issues concerning regulations.
Here’s what to expect:
It’s up to the provinces and territories to determine how to handle distribution, and they’re taking a variety of approaches.
Ontario plans to open up to 150 stores run by its Liquor Control Board — a model of public ownership that is