Canada to legalise cannabis from October 17: Justin Trudeau

Two women smoke weed on Parliament Hill on 4/20 in Ottawa Ontario

The start date marks a delay by the government, which had previously said recreational use of marijuana would become legal within eight to 12 weeks of the law being passed.

The law makes Canada the second country to have a nationwide, legal marijuana market, after Uruguay.

Effective October 17th, Canada will legalize recreational marijuana throughout the country.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, and in response to popular opinion, the Liberal Party committed to legalizing it for personal use during the elections of 2015. Those 18 and older in Canada will be allowed to have as much as 30 grams of dried Cannabis in public, share as much as 30 grams of cannabis with other adults and cultivate as many as four home plants per household.

On CTV's Power Play, Bill Blair, the government's point person on pot, said the date was extended after discussions with the provinces and territories.

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"Thanks to the hard work of both Chambers of Parliament, the Cannabis Task Force, along with input from all Canadians, we have passed historic legislation that will legalize and strictly regulate the sale of cannabis in our country".

"We are accepting the request of the provinces, and we will be legalising it as of October 17, 2018", Trudeau said. The government emphasizes that the legalization will come with strict regulation that will prevent adolescent use and crack down on the illegal drug market.

Justin Trudeau tweeted that because it's too easy for kids to buy weed, "criminals reap the profits".

Speaking today, Trudeau said: "We have been talking about this since well before we formed government".

Conservative senators also raised other concerns, such as slower United States border crossings, th at kept the bill in the upper house for about seven months.

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Bill C-46, a companion bill that Wilson-Raybould predicts will give Canada the strongest impaired-driving rules in the world, will also become law "in the near future", she said. The western provinces will allow at least some private retailers to operate, while eastern provinces (including Ontario but excepting Newfoundland) are restricting sales to government-run stores.

In the U.S., nine states and the District of Columbia have legalised marijuana.

As for cannabis tax haul, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has estimated a total of $400 million (€260 million), although Ottawa has agreed to retain only 25 per cent of the total raised and put the rest into provincial government coffers.

Conservative senators remained staunchly opposed to legalisation. But there have been previous suggestions that the White House may try and stem the recreational use by enforcing federal laws to override individual states.

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