In a landmark decision, the Canadian Senate recently passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use. The Cannabis Act was approved by the Senate in a vote of 52-29 after already passing the House of Commons. In pursuant with the law, adults 18 years of age and older will be permitted to possess up to an ounce of cannabis for recreational use, and grow a maximum of four plants. Although an official date of legalization hasn’t been released, a recent post published by TIME indicates that the legislation could enable Canadians to legally buy and consume marijuana as soon as September. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will choose when to put the law into effect, and how much time the territories and provinces are allotted to roll out retail sales.
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