Canada passes landmark law, legalising recreational marijuana

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.”

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.

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