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You could soon go to Canada for legal weed

You could soon go to Canada for legal weed
Posted at 8:47 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 20:47:13-04

Canada's Senate has given final passage to the federal government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a few months to legally buy marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks following Senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales.

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

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

Each province in Canada is coming up with rules for the sale of recreational pot.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, could be home to one of the first pot shops in the country.

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 52-29 on Tuesday.

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