Al Jazeera America is reporting that marijuana is now available from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, as the United States has legalized recreational marijuana in July, and the country has seen a rapid rise in marijuana consumption, particularly among younger people.
According to Al Jazeera, Canada’s first marijuana dispensaries opened on July 21.
The United States, meanwhile, began selling recreational marijuana on August 14, and more than 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.
In the United Kingdom, the government has allowed adult-use marijuana to be sold in supermarkets, shops and other retail outlets for the first time.
A number of countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and Germany, have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
A growing number of U.K. and Canadian states have also made it legal for adults to purchase and possess small amounts of cannabis for personal use.
Canada’s recreational marijuana laws came into force on July 1.
The U.N. estimates that more than 70 percent of Canadians currently smoke pot, compared to around 40 percent in the U., and up to 40 percent nationally.
Marijuana consumption in the United states has been on the rise, with recent research showing that the percentage of Americans using marijuana has increased from about 12 percent in 2006 to nearly 30 percent in 2016.More: