Canada

Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to legalize marijuana, and demanded such by summer of 2018 when he got elected. He required two conditions: keep it away from kids, and away from organized crime. After that the provinces were charged with developing their own details.

Ignoring the fact that the deed wasn’t done at the federal level, the provinces dove in and invented yet another set of laws to regulate the industry. Those laws are now being implemented, but the feds aren’t quite there yet. This is how it works in Canada, the feds point in a general direction, and the provinces figure it out.

All that law-making and regulation will pretty much be complete this summer and the nation-wide market will go into full swing. Contrast with the US experience.

In anticipation, many Canadian companies have opened up export deals all around the world. Great for them as the US strictly prohibits exports. That’s a whole bunch of money the US conceded to Canada.

Here in America, it’s generally regarded that Humboldt County, California grows the best weed in the world. That’s a tad bit of propaganda, because if you ask the world, they’ll likely say “BC Bud”. It is a religion thing: BC-developed genetics were quickly mixed with Humboldt strains to make the present-day cannabis, so there is really no way to say what’s best.

But BC Bud will be on the world market far sooner than Humboldt Grown. Watch Canada to see what the world’s first legal regulated market looks like.

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