The History of Canada (In 30 Seconds)

Canada has a long history with cannabis that dates back to 1535 when French explorer Jacques Cartier first saw wild hemp growing in the territory. The first known experimental planting of cannabis didn’t occur until 1606, in Nova Scotia by Louis Hébert, the apothecary to the founder of Quebec. By the late 1700s, Britain took control of Canada, when the country needed cannabis the most, putting Quebec farmers to work. The industry and Canada continued to thrive and “came of age” in Nova Scotia by the 1800s, but these positive views of the medicinal effects of marijuana changed by the 1920s, when all of Canada prohibited cannabis. Now, Canada is undoing these prohibition laws as it begins to roll out recreational marijuana legalization throughout the country. Watch the whole history of Canada (and cannabis) in just thirty seconds.  

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