Recreational marijuana has just been legalised in Canada after the senate voted to pass the Cannabis Act.
The country’s parliament voted 52-29 on Tuesday, making it the first G7 country to legalise the drug.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the historic moment in a post on Twitter a short time ago.
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“It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits,” he wrote.
“Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate.”
It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate. #PromiseKept
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 20, 2018
The law means people over the age of 18 will legally be able to grow, buy and use the drug by as early as September.
It’s understood people cultivating marijuana at home will be limited to four plants at a time.
BREAKING: Canada is legalizing cannabis. The marijuana legalization bill has officially passed.
In an historic vote of 52 to 29 the Senate approved the legislation. Legalization is set to take effect in 2-3 months. The official date will be determined by the government #cdnpoli
— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) June 19, 2018
Canada lawmakers voted to legalize recreational marijuana, meaning that cannabis could be legal there within the next few months. pic.twitter.com/CUltPeT5co
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 20, 2018