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Cannabis Act to take effect Oct. 17 in Canada. Before Michigan residents vote on legalizing marijuana in November, it will become legal for recreational use in Canada.

The Cannabis Act will take effect Oct. 17. It was passed by the Canadian Senate in June, making Canada the second country to make marijuana legal nationally. Marijuana is also legal nationwide in Uruguay.

Provinces and territories are currently determining how marijuana will be sold and where it can be used. In Ontario, people must be at least 19 years old to purchase marijuana. Initially, marijuana will only be available online through the Ontario Cannabis store.

The government is planning to introduce legislation that could lead to private store sales by next April. As the mayor of Windsor, a border town to the United States, Drew Dilkens wants to ensure everyone knows the laws on both sides of the border, especially when it comes to crossing back and forth.


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