Recreational marijuana is now completely legal in Canada 2 years ago

Recreational marijuana is now completely legal in Canada

They have become the second country in the world to do so.

Back in July, the Canadian parliament has passed a bill to make Canada the first G7 country to allow the use of cannabis for recreational use.

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The bill was passed by 205 votes to 82 in the House of Commons.

And today, 17 October, marks the first day where it will be completely legalised for recreational use.

According to CNN, adults in Canada will be able to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana in public.

The drug will be treated similarly to alcohol, in that people younger than 18 will be unable to consume it legally.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to celebrate the news, while also claiming that the decision would stop marijuana getting into the hands of kids.

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The legalisation has been on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's agenda since he was elected in 2015.

Cannabis has been legal in a number of areas in Canada already, mostly for medicinal purposes, but today marks the first time that it will be fully available for recreational use throughout the entire country.

In Ireland, The Green Party in Ireland have been determined to legalise cannabis for medicinal use for quite some time, but it doesn't look like there is any sign of the drug being readily available here just yet.