Cannabis could be legal for recreational use as soon as June 7, but Canadians will likely have to wait until at least early August to purchase it, independent Ontario Senator Tony Dean told CTV News Channel on Saturday.
“July 1 was always a target date,” Dean explained. “We’re going to see … a final vote by the Senate on June 7 that may require a bit of time for some amendments to be dealt with. But in a sense, if that bill is approved on June 7, cannabis will be legal in terms of the law — it just won’t be available for another few weeks.”
On Thursday, Canadian senators struck a deal to hold their final vote on Bill C-45 — the legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana — on June 7.
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