Pour François Cardinal, éditorialiste au quotidien La Presse, la bonne réception et la facilité avec laquelle les Canadiens ont pris acte de la nouvelle loi ne sont guère surprenantes. « Il y a une tendance libérale et progressiste au Canada. Les Canadiens et leur mentalité nord-américaine sont peu réfractaires aux changements. » Comme pour le mariage entre conjoints de même sexe en 2005, de nombreux débats ont précédé l’adoption de la loi et, le moment venu, elle a été validée, sans être remise en cause.
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NO. Marijuana remains a controlled substance in the United States, and the borders are guarded by federal agents. That means even if marijuana is legal in both Canada and Washington, Vermont or Maine, for instance, you can’t bring it across from one to the other. The Canadian government is putting up signs warning travelers not to cross international borders with cannabis, and border agents are being trained to remind travelers not to take it with them when they leave.
But if you were planning to casually jot down “weed” on your grocery list, think again; different Canadian provinces and territories have their own rules on how to buy and consume pot, with stipulations on legal age of purchase (19 everywhere except Alberta and Quebec, where the age limit is 18), possession limits, exactly where you can smoke, and whether or not weed will be sold by government-run stores only.