Canada will make marijuana legal on July 1, 2018, according to the CBC. Though not yet a done deal, both Conservatives and Liberals are high on the idea — and it should have no trouble passing. PM Justin Trudeau will reportedly announce the legalization plan in April. Trudeau campaigned on the promise to legalize marijuana. He’d hoped to do it sooner — Spring 2017 was a target — but marijuana enthusiasts understand procrastination and have largely given Trudeau a pass.
Anyone over 18 will be able to buy marijuana in stores, though individual provinces could raise the age limit. In the U.S., 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, with another eight states okaying the drug for recreational use. The U.S. is unlikely to consider a national legalization policy like Canada’s any time soon.