9. Canada’s $10 Dank
On December 10, the Canadian government announced that legal recreational cannabis would cost $10 per gram ($7.77 U.S.) in 2018, with the nation’s individual provinces receiving 75 percent of the tax money to help pay for the cost of maintaining the legal pot system.
However, the projected July 1 date for legal sales to commence in Canada could well be delayed by the interference of Conservative Party senators who are threatening to obstruct passage of two key bills until late in 2018. The first piece of legislation is regarding legal consumption and sales, while the other has to do with driving under the influence of pot. The passage of both bills is necessary to officially implement legal green in the Great White North.
The battle to establish full recreational legalization in Canada before next year’s version of this list is printed will be of keen interest.