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Canadians Play the Waiting Game

Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has insisted it is on track for legalization in July. But given a new Senate timetable to pass the legislation, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor conceded it won’t be done in July.

Provincial and territorial governments need eight to 12 weeks following senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales. That puts it in August and possibly not until a month later.

Each province in Canada is coming up with rules for the sale of recreational pot.