Smoking a joint on a Winnipeg street will be very different than doing the same on Toronto’s Spadina Avenue. One is illegal while the other is not, according to the varied provincial laws on public consumption. Understandably, it can be confusing, but experts hope laws will eventually change to allow safe spaces for cannabis consumers to enjoy their products.
October 2019 will usher in a new era of recreational cannabis legalization in Canada, where edibles and concentrates will finally hit shelves. Canada has drafted regulations on what consumers can expect in October but not everyone is happy with the proposals.
Rebecca Brown charted the road less travelled to get to the cannabis industry. Previously, she was the vice president of social media at J. Walter Thompson before joining Abacus as its chief revenue officer. Most recently, she founded Crowns Creative and set her sights, exclusively, on the cannabis industry.
While practically every Canadian knows October 17, 2018, was the date when cannabis is legalized in the country, some confusion is still rippling from Victoria to St. John’s. Questions may include, “What exactly is legal and illegal?” and “Can I actually grow cannabis at home?” and, very importantly, “What will happen when I try to cross the border to the U.S. and I admit to having used cannabis?”
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