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Canada has now legalised Marijuana

trending 20/06/2018

Canadian lawmakers have approved a legislation that will make it legal for adults to buy and consume marijuana across the country.

Canada now joins Uruguay as only the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana nationwide.

The Cannabis Act allows the federal government to license producers to grow and sell marijuana seeds and products, and for citizens to grow up to four plants.

Under the law, only adults over 18 will be allowed to posses up to an ounce of weed for recreational use, although provincial governments could impose stricter rules for consumption and sales.

Edibles will not immediately be legal, but will be allowed for purchase after a year. The delay is meant to allow the government time to figure out how to regulate the products.

It is now up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet to decide when to allow the act to go into effect.