Canada to legalise marijuana 'by 2018'

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Recreational marijuana use could be legal in Canada by 1 July 2018 under coming legislation, according to reports.

According to the CBC, the federal government will oversee the supply of the drug and continue to license producers, while the provinces would determine its means of distribution and sale.

Ottawa says legal pot under a new strict regulation regime will make it easier to keep it away from young people, to pull profits from organised crime, to reduce the burden on police and the justice system, and to improve public health.

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