The Canadian population were so excited to obtain some legal and recreational marijuana that the entire country is already experiencing a shortage of the product. With massive queues and the potential outcry of shops going out of stock, the police were called in to help with any restlessness.
Bill Blair led the government’s plan for the legalization of the drug stated that the country was simply unable to meet the public’s demand for the product. He said that they expected to sell out of some strains but with a good infrastructure in place they should be able to meet the public’s demands.
Canada made history on Wednesday being the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis as a part of a new take on drugs. The nation was also the second country in the world to legalize the drug fully after Uruguay. The new law’s allow citizens to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana on them in public and household will also be allowed to grow up to four of their own plants.
Justin Trudeau’s government has spent the past 2 years working to expand the country’s recreational use of marijuana. While medical marijuana has been legal since 2001, recreational use just got approved this week.
Some estimated statistics have been calculated that shows that 5.4 million Canadians will buy cannabis from legal dispensaries this year. That works out to be approximately 15 percent of the population where 5 million people already smoke the substance.
With the growing demand of the newly legalized drug, companies are estimating that Canada needs to approximately boost their supplies by up to 500 tonnes this year in order to meet demand.