No Cannabis Sales before August


Those hoping to purchase Cannabis on July 1st won't be able to.

A final vote in the Senate will be will be held on June 7. After the bill receives royal assent, provinces will require up to 12 weeks to prepare for retail sales.

In Canada as of late 2017, cannabis is legal only for medicinal purposes.

After he was elected Prime Minister in 2015, the first significant step that Justin Trudeau took was the creation of a federal-provincial-territorial task force to discuss a jointly suitable process for the legalization of cannabis possession for casual use.

This Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation released a 106-page report to the public on 13 December 2016, with various recommendations. Those were provided for consideration by the federal and provincial governments but they were not binding.


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