On October 17th, 2018, Bill C-45 will allow adults to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana, grow up to four plants at home and make their own edibles.
But what about on campus?
Seneca College administration hasn’t released a policy yet regarding the new law.
According to sources at the college, Seneca could treat marijuana usage like cigarettes, allowing students to smoke it 50 feet away from the main building. Others believe it will be treated like alcohol, where people will only be able to consume it in areas that legally allow it.
The new law has caused conflicting views among Seneca students.
The legalization date was expected to happen in July, but the Trudeau government says more time is needed to organize stores, give producers time to prepare and to allow provinces and territories to come up with their own rules.
It is unclear what will happen to those already convicted of marijuana possession. Federal Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould said yesterday that Canadians should still be following the current laws and that nothing can be discussed regarding those with criminal charges until the law is in full effect.
Most Seneca students hope for a change in the system.
Premier-designate Doug Ford wants to make weed and alcohol accessible in corner stores throughout Ontario.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, believes that Bill C-45 will make it harder for children to get and for criminals to make a profit.
New impaired driving laws will also be put in place.