Radio NZ News 20 June 2018
Family First Comment: Note that medical use has been legal since 2001 in Canada. So this highlights what the ultimate aim is for dope campaigners.
Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide.
The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold.
Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September.
The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug’s recreational use.
Cannabis possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001.
The bill is likely to receive Royal Assent this week, and the government will then choose an official date when the law will come into force.
It is expected to give the provinces and territories, as well as municipalities, eight to 12 weeks to set up the new marijuana marketplace.
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