"One of the things that we heard very clearly from the provinces is that they need a certain amount of time to get their bricks-and-mortar stores and their online sales ready". Indeed, most experts have said it will take time to displace organized crime.
Canada is the second country in the world-the first of the G-7-to fully legalize marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol and tobacco.
Senator Tony Dean, who sponsored the Cannabis Act, called the legislation's passing "transformative social policy". Trina Fraser, a cannabis business specialist at Brazeau Seller Law, said New Brunswick is almost ready to start stocking its store shelves, for example, while B.C. hasn't even started accepting applications for licenses to operate private stores.
There are still questions surrounding how police will test motorists suspected of driving under the influence, what to do about those with prior marijuana convictions and just how the rules governing home cultivation will work.
This comes in response to opposition from Quebec and Manitoba who want to ban homegrown plants in their respective provinces. "If individuals do not agree with that law then they can challenge that law". While the federal government had previously estimated eight to 12 weeks would be needed between passage of the bill and legalization, Trudeau said that timeline was too aggressive.
"Until the actual coming into force date happens and the law is changed, there's no point looking at pardons while the old law is on the books", he said.
The Canadian federal government had originally set the goal of having the recreational pot market open by July 1 of this year, but that date had obviously been pushed back. The overall North American index, which includes United States stocks, was up 2.3%.
As a result, the attempts to legalize cannibas for recreational use have caused Canadian marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp., Aphria Inc., and Aurora Cannabis Inc.to become the center of investor frenzy. By comparison, the minimum consumption age for marijuana in all the US states that have legalized recreational use is 21, corresponding to the higher drinking age.
The industry is also expected to take a different shape than the way it is now set up in nine American states where recreational marijuana is legal. On the opposite end of the spectrum, marijuana availability will only be provided in 40 state-run shops in Ontario.
Louise Ardern famously gave birth to a baby boy while her sister was being sworn in as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand. The former prime minister said attitudes had changed since she'd entered politics and that was a good thing.
Poland now haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine World Cup matches, since beating Portugal 1-0 in 1986. During the 2014 World Cup, despite losing to Ivory Coast, the supporters stayed back to tidy up the place.
Those retailers may face headaches complying with various state sales tax laws, though there are software options to help. Stocks for several major online retailers dropped in response to the news, including Amazon , Wayfair , and eBay .
They believe they have some assets to do just that, though Altman suggested the Cavs plan to keep Sexton, rather than trade him. From afar, given the Cavs' record in the last two Finals against the Warriors, it would seem they aren't close to beating them.
He tied the record of 16-under previous year at wide-open Erin Hills, and had enough to repeat at treacherous Shinnecock. A superb approach to the 18th left Fleetwood with eight feet to shoot 62, but the putt slid across the face of the hole.
The Three Lions have not gone past the quarter-final stage of a World Cup or European Championship for 22 years. If England beat Panama and Belgium beat or draw with Tunisia then England are through to the last 16.
The duo had met while playing on-screen couple Jon Snow and Ygritte , and they officially tied the knot on Saturday . The castle has been in Leslie's family's hands for 900 years; she is a descendant of King Charles II .
IGTV videos automatically play from one person's to the next, but you can still swipe right or left to skip between videos. The number highlights the surging growth of the Facebook-owned social network which allows users to share photos and video.
They instead suggested that Congress should pass legislation simplifying online sales tax to create a level playing field. President Trump called the decision a "big victory for fairness" in a tweet posted Thursday afternoon.
However, the Lakers' failure to engage in a trade deal with the Spurs doesn't mean that Ball is already safe from being traded. According to Shelburne , the team wanted to make it a purely basketball decision, but the decision was more personal.
The countries have hit each other with tariffs on $50 billion worth of goods; Trump has threatened to add another $200 billion . Mr Trump imposed 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminium in March on grounds of national security.
Not so long ago, rumours of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Hollywood singer Nick Jonas having a thing was doing the rounds. The couple jetted off to India together, where a source tells ET Jonas will meet Chopra's mother, Madhu, for the first time.
New Zealand leader leaves hospital 3 days after giving birth
Do you like Jacinda's baby name? Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is filling in for Ardern while she is on parental leave. Ardern has had little sleep over the past few days, with the baby also described as being "very alert and one hungry baby".
Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes
Apple forums are overflowing with reports of Geniuses who have told customers that Apple is "collecting data" on the issue. Anyone who might have already paid for a fix that would now be covered for free can contact Apple about getting a refund .
North Korea still a nuclear threat
The US president flip-flops on North Korea days after touting the success of a summit with the country's leader Kim Jong-un. At the summit, Kim committed to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", but no details were worked out.
Mexico beat South Korea to close in on last 16
Javier Hernandez had their first half-chance of the match, but the striker's header was always moving wide of the post. This win followed one of the World Cup's most confounding upsets, when Mexico toppled Germany 1-0 in its opener.