It’s official! Prime Minister Trudeau has announced the date recreational cannabis sales will be legal in Canada.
Jah Bless to all our Canadian friends. Yes, cry, sing, cheer, here’s the internet’s reaction to Canada legalizing weed.
A near 100-year prohibition has come to an end as the Prime Minister of the Great White North announced the official date that marijuana will be legal nationwide. That day is October 17th, 2018.
NEW: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announced that marijuana will be legal nationwide on October 17. “We will soon have a new system in place, one that keeps cannabis out of the hands of our kids, and keeps profits away from organized crime.” https://t.co/PuL9LzkZPe pic.twitter.com/sxpTOPuoX1
— ABC News (@ABC) June 20, 2018
The internet was chalk full of priceless reactions to Canada legalizing weed. First, it started with some genuine attempts to congratulate a nation that had fought hard and long to see this day through. Ex-Youtube star and pro-gamer xCodex made his piece.
And activist Dana Larsen chimed in with a notion that although this is a huge first step, there’s also a ton of work to do before those who use cannabis are truly free under the law.
I am very happy to see the Cannabis Act pass the Senate.
Canada's legalization legislation is deeply flawed, but it's also a big step forward.
However, we still have a lot of work to do before cannabis and those who use it are truly free and equal under the law.
— Dana Larsen (@DanaLarsen) June 20, 2018
Then the hilarity ensued. The jokes seemed to surround the little-beef President Trump had started with the insulting tariffs on Canada.
The Trolls React to Canada Legalizing Weed
Canada got free insurance and legal weed. I'm gonna zoom out this bitch ass soon as I can
— :Love Al: (@MaqSsense) June 20, 2018
Canada legalzing weed and the U.S has concentration camps pic.twitter.com/a4DVtsZK4z
— andrew (@swampnone710) June 20, 2018
Weed and free healthcare? Canada might be the wave
— Pay Aaron Donald (@AdultnamedRob) June 20, 2018
Canada went from one up on us with free health care to 10 up with legal weed nationwide
— No Negro No (@YouNotFoolinMe) June 20, 2018
Good job, Canada. But we need legal weed WAY more than you do right now.
Also when I'd go visit Toronto I saw COUNTLESS people smoking down in very public places. So honestly I thought it was legal already.
— Stover (@stover80) June 20, 2018