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  Canada's Senate legalizes recreational marijuana
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Last EditedRP  Jun 19, 2018 09:57pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
News DateWednesday, June 20, 2018 02:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionCanada's Senate approved a landmark bill Tuesday to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Now that the bill has passed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet will set a date for the law to go into effect.

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 52-59.

Trudeau's government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks following Senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales. Trudeau's Cabinet is expected to decide a legalization date in early or mid-September.
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