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Across the country, #Canadians queued for the chance to buy #recreationalcannabis legally for the first time.
The end of prohibition on Wednesday was marked by parties, park hangouts and non-stop media coverage.
But some worried that legalisation would increase use, especially amongst youth, and create new safety problems.
The shift in policy was a watershed moment for the country, which is now one of only two nations in the world where marijuana is legal.
The people and parties
The first person in #Canada to buy marijuana legally was Ian Power, who was first in line in the easternmost province of #Newfoundland and #Labrador when the clock struck midnight.
"It's been my dream to be the first person to buy the first legal gram of cannabis in Canada, and here I finally am," he said.
Across the country, and hours later, Alex Smith was among the many leaving the #BC Cannabis Store with a brown paper bag in hand.
Legalization is hardly a free-for-all for pot smokers - there are several aspects of cannabis consumption that are still illegal.
Users must be 18 or 19 (depending on the province) to purchase, and there are strong penalties for those caught selling to minors.
Canadians will be limited to the number of plants they can grow themselves, and can only hold 30 grams (one ounce) on their person in public at a time.
The #government also introduced new drug-impaired driving #legislation that include stiff fines and possible jail time. Police will be able to demand suspected drivers take a roadside sobriety test or a provide a saliva sample to test for #THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis.
The reliability of these saliva tests has raised concerns, and legal experts expect challenges to the law to make their way to court.
Är man nyopererad får man ligga i soffan! 😍 Esther opererade bort äggstockarna och livmodern i måndags då hon haft väldiga problem med konstant löp/skendräktighet. Hon är skendräktig nu också och förbereder hejvilt för sina icke-existerande-valpar.. men, det här är sista gången! 😊 i mitten av nästa vecka slipper hon tratten och då har förhoppningsvis också skendräktigheten gett med sig. 😊 #esther#labrador#kastrering#skendräktig
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Stichting GA! op pad:
Op uitnodiging waren we vandaag weer bij het Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport. De insteek van het bezoek was het aantal #toegangsweigeringen van #assistentiehondgebruikers in 2017, die bij ons Meldpunt binnen zijn gekomen. Dat is explosief gestegen van 123 in 2016 naar 207 in 2017. Het jaar 2018 ziet er niet positiever uit. Het toegankelijkheidsprobleem komt van verschillende kanten, die wij allemaal onder de aandacht hebben gebracht.
We blijven ons inzetten voor 100% #toegankelijkheid!
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