Canada is the first industrialized country to legalize cannabis
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Canada has become the first industrialized country to legalize cannabis and only the second country in the world to allow recreational cannabis use nationwide. The Cannabis Act was approved by the Canadian Senate after passing the House of Commons.
The law is expected to take effect as early as September 2018 but there has yet to be an official announcement from the Canadian Government.
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UPDATE: Canada set to legalize cannabis for recreational use on October 17, 2018.