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Canada will legalise cannabis this year says PM Justin Trudeau

Canada will legalise cannabis this year says PM Justin Trudeau

Mr Trudeau's Cabinet is expected to decide a legalisation date in early or mid-September.

Canadian marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp, Aphria Inc, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF and Aurora Cannabis Inc have been at the center of investor frenzy surrounding attempts to legalize marijuana for recreational use nationwide.

Federal regulation will allow those 18 and older to purchase marijuana in various forms, including edibles and cannabis-infused foods, but some provinces have set the age at 19.

October 17 will be the day that the major social policy change will come into force. A proposed Senate amendment would have prevented legal challenges to their constitutional right to do so.

"We recognize that anyone who is now purchasing marijuana is participating in illegal activity that is funding criminal organizations and street gangs", he said in January.

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"This is a historic milestone for our industry and for our country that will reverberate around the world as Canada solidifies its progressive leadership on cannabis", said Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria in a press release.

Although Premier-designate Doug Ford had previously mused that a PC government would privatize pot sales, preferring a free market, he said during a leaders' debate that recreational marijuana would be available at LCBO stores.

The Senate's approval in a vote Tuesday night in Ottawa clears the way for the final step - a ceremonial approval from the governor-general - to officially make Bill C-45 law.

"And therefore we do not want to encourage in any way people to engage in that behaviour until the law is changed".

The Senate voted 52 to 29 in favor of a revised bill from the elected House of Commons, and there were two abstentions.

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Ms. Wilson-Raybould also said provinces can pass their own laws regarding home cultivation, which the federal legislation allows in small amounts.

"Now we can start to tackle some of the harms of cannabis", said Sen.

Many pro-legalization advocates are calling on "the take similar action and adopt a more rational federal marijuana policy", Tvert said.

All producers of cannabis will have to be licensed by Health Canada, while provinces will oversee the distribution of the dried cannabis and oils to the retail market. We commend the members of Parliament and the prime minister for their extraordinary demonstration of leadership on this issue.

Many countries have decriminalised the use and possession of cannabis, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, but only a handful have gone as far as legalising its cultivation and use.

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