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Canada Running Out Of Pot Days After Legalising Marijuana

Just a few days after becoming legal, it seems Canada is experiencing a shortage of marijuana.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, and last week, the law was expanded to include recreational use.

Under the new legislation, Canadians can carry up to 30 grams of cannabis in public and each household will be able to grow up to four marijuana plants.

But it seems that citizens were so keen to get their hands on some green, the country is reportedly experiencing a shortage.

Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief who has led the government's legalisation program, said there had been some struggle to meet the demand.

“We expected, you know, certain strains might run out and there would be a bit of a run on supply,” he said.

“But, you know, they've got a pretty good infrastructure in place and I'm confident it will work."

It’s estimated that Canada’s cannabis industry has enough funding to boost production to between 400,000 and 500,000 kilograms a year.


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