Despite the best efforts of US attorney general Jeff Sessions, marijuana legalization in the US has come a long way. Vermont was the first state in the nation to legalize weed legislatively, and those laws came into effect on July 1. Oklahoma also voted to legalize medical marijuana, and a new set of guidelines was approved by the state’s health board in August.

In June, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer unveiled the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, which would remove weed from the government’s list of controlled substances, and seeks to decriminalize marijuana across the country. And Donald Trump has expressed support for allowing states to regulate marijuana independently. Currently valued at $8 billion, America’s legal marijuana market could be worth as much as $25 billion by 2025.

Weed is legal in Canada

The Cannabis Act makes marijuana sales and consumption, even for recreational use, fully legal.

Regulations vary across Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. For instance, those in Ontario can only purchase weed online via the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store, whereas in Saskatchewan, only licensed private retail stores can sell pot. In Quebec you can smoke anywhere tobacco is allowed. Cannabis consumption in the Yukon territory is only permitted in private residences and adjoining properties.

You can find a comprehensive guide on how to buy and smoke weed in Canada, as well as details on possession limits, here.

Where is weed legal around the world?

Recreational pot use is gaining acceptance around the globe, though there are still relatively few places where it is fully legal:

Kindland also has a list of all the places around the world where marijuana is legal or has been decriminalized.

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