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Canada: Marijuana will be legalised in Sept if bill passes by this week, says Blair

Canada: Marijuana will be legalised in Sept if bill passes by this week, says Blair

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jun 2018, 05:00 pm

Ottawa, Jun 18 (IBNS): Canadian MP Bill Blair has said the use of marijuana will be legalised in September if the bill passes by the end of this week, media reports said.

In an interview with CTV News, Blair said: "Upon Royal Assent a decision will be made by the government as to a date of implementation."

"We're probably looking at a date of implementation somewhere towards the beginning of September, perhaps mid-September."

The Liberals on Wednesday tabled their response to the amendments to Bill C-45.

The government said it agreed with 26 amendments to the bill but "respectfully disagrees" with 13 others.

Apart from legalising, the federal government has also decided to make an age of majority to use recreational marijuana and also to decide on the retail network of stores where the marijuana could be sold.

However, youth in possession of cannabis will not be criminalised from henceforth.

But any car driver or passenger will not be allowed to consume cannabis.

On the other hand, IBNS has received a mixed reaction towards the legalisation of the cannabis in Canada.

Some advocacy groups are even debating over the matter.

IBNS learnt that some of the advocacy groups even opine that the legalisation, perhaps, is too early for the country.