Marijuana to be legal in Canada from October 17

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Purchasing the herb will become legal within months after the Canadian Senate approved legislation called the Cannabis Act.

People in this province will be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of cannabis at a time and will have the right to grow up to four marijuana plants in their homes. "We've been working for a long time with all the provinces, with the municipalities".

The Canadian government largely followed the advice of a marijuana task force headed by former Liberal Health Minister Anne McLellan as well as the advice of former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who is the parliamentary secretary to the justice minister. The motion did not muster the necessary unanimous consent.

The Government is expected to decide a date that would legalise it in early or mid-September.

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Provinces like Quebec, Nunavut, and Manitoba have stated their intent to ban home growing.

Canadian marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp, Aphria Inc, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF and Aurora Cannabis Inc have been at the center of investor frenzy surrounding attempts to legalise marijuana for recreational use nationwide. But she suggested provinces could face legal challenges in doing so. That is not our place.

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When asked if the government is considering amnesty or pardons for people who have criminal records for marijuana crimes, Ms. Wilson-Raybould said the issue is under "consideration" by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Its "historic" approval officially ends the country's nearly century-long prohibition on the substance.

"At some level, we know that spending more than half of your waking hours intoxicated for years and years on end is not increasing the likelihood that you'll win a Pulitzer Prize or discover the cure for cancer", Jon Caulkins, a drug policy expert at Carnegie Mellon University, told Vox. The Canadian government said it will soon announce the date of when cannabis will become legal - but warns it will remain illegal until then.

Failing to comply with the regulations still comes with stiff penalties - selling weed to a minor is punishable by up to 14 years in prison under the new law.

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As for cannabis tax haul, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has estimated a total of $400 million (€260 million), although Ottawa has agreed to retain only 25 per cent of the total raised and put the rest into provincial government coffers.

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