Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabis

Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabisPrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government unveiled legislation Thursday to fully legalize marijuana, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay. While medical marijuana use has been regulated in this country since 2001, cannabis remains a controlled substance. Its legalization and regulation for recreational use is expected in 2018, in time for Canada’s national holiday on July 1.

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