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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Canada legalises recreational cannabis use
Canada has become the second country that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis, only after Uruguay. It’s now officially and legally ok to grow, sell or buy, and enjoy smoking marijuana as long as you are 18 or 19 years or older depending on the province.
Smoking marijuana has been quite popular among Canadians. It is estimated that they spend almost as much money on cannabis they do on wine. So, the new law might have simply set guidelines for this already-popular practice.
Some people travel to other countries to enjoy certain practice or receive special service that is not permitted in their home country, such as drinking alcohol, shooting a gun, or having an abortion. Will there be young visitors to Canada to smoke marijuana? What will the educational institutions do that send their students regularly to Canada to study English?
An immigration officer asks a young visitor, “What is the purpose of the visit?” The visitor says without hesitation, “To smoke marijuana.” The officer says, “Welcome to Canada. Enjoy s—ing.”
Read the article and think if you would still send your child to Canada for any purpose.