Justin Trudeau has finally confirmed the long-awaited official date that marijuana will become legal in Canada. It was during question Period in Ottawa. Recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, the prime minister announced on Wednesday afternoon (June 20). The Liberals had initially aimed for July 1, Canada Day, but procedural issues and delays prevented them from reaching that target. Consumers of legal age (set at 19 everywhere except Quebec and Alberta, where it will be 18) will also be able to purchase legal weed online, but Canadians will face strict regulations surrounding where they can consume the drug. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Ontario Cannabis Store say the shops will be in Guelph, Kingston, Toronto and Thunder Bay.
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