Today marijuana is a thriving business in Canada, its use is tolerated not only by the general public but also by those in the legal field. Marijuana has very much become a commodity in the upwards of billions of dollars for growers, suppliers and to a certain degree businesses that have no correlation with marijuana whatsoever.
The center of the marijuana industry in Canada is based in Vancouver. The laws in Canada do not see marijuana use as having any negative effects on their society as a whole British Columbia has flourished with over $ 10 billion annually as a result of marijuana. Marijuana is much better used for medicinal purposes, and the Canadian government has taken notice of this, and has allowed marijuana use for medical purposes only. The laws however, still consider any activity related to marijuana other than for medicine as being punishable.
Marijuana in Canada is outpacing other Canadian agricultural commodities such as wheat, timber, and cattle, this is because Canada has legalized the medicinal use of marijuana countrywide and have given some companies the ability to produce marijuana on a large scale to be used for the health benefits of many of Canadian citizens. Another reason why marijuana is outgrowing other agricultural staples is because it can be produced cheaply and effectively, it is used by 16.5% of people between the ages of 16 and 64. Not only for medicinal purposes but also for recreational purposes, many are Canadian citizens who do not need marijuana to give them a better quality of life, but use it more as a vice; much like other people use alcohol or tobacco.
There are those that believe the marijuana is simply a menace to society, that it contains no medical benefits whatsoever, but the empirical data shows that the usage of marijuana as medicine vastly outweighs whatever detriment it poses to society.
Canada was not always like this when concerning the legal status of marijuana, Canada was much like the United States in prohibiting the growing and distribution of marijuana, and believing it is just one of many illicit drugs that have no benefit whatsoever. In 2001 Canadian officials passed a bill allowing the medical use of marijuana, and now today, many patients can receive marijuana for medical purposes to help alleviate any chronic or terminal illness.
Canada’s tolerance towards marijuana has made it become a safe haven for those individuals who fear prosecution in other countries, it has also made Canada a leading country in marijuana usage for its citizens. From a simple plant that is misunderstood by most and has benefited many. It can be seen as not only a way to improve the life of its users health, but also stimulate the economy and make a much respected industrialized country into an economic giant. Where not only do the marijuana users benefit from, but also all Canadians. A plant that has been both demonized and heralded as one of natures miracle herbs is becoming more mainstream in Canada.
Marijuana in Canada was not always discussed in a positive light, but now it is, and that is because the people who supply Canada with marijuana are not in any way associated with organized crime. There is a small percentage of those who are, but is so minuscule that it barely deserves being mentioned. Marijuana growers in Canada are just in it for profit, and they see no reason resort to violence. Much of the world can look at Canada and the way that Canada handles marijuana within its borders, and see that the misconceptions that have made marijuana illegal in most of the world are completely false. They misrepresent a generally harmless plant where all of its benefits have not been fully discovered.
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