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UPDATE: Cannabis To Be Legal In October

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

You will be able to legally buy marijuana later this year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during Question Period on Wednesday that cannabis will officially be legal on October 17.

This comes after Canada’s Senate officially passed the ‘Cannabis Act’ on Tuesday.

The RMWB has yet to finalize their regulations.

Wood Buffalo Council is set to adopt the federal and provincial rules.

This includes the minimum age being set at 18, consumption allowed in the same places as tobacco, stores needing to be 100 metres from schools and health centres, and being allowed to grow four plants at home.

Council will hold a special meeting on July 9 where residents can speak before a final vote.

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