17 Oct 2018

Canada legalises recreational cannabis

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 17 October 2018

Canada is about to legalise the use and sale of recreational cannabis making it just the second country to do so after Uruguay. 

It was an election promise by Justin Trudeau and it is now going to be a reality. But a lot of the details don't seem to have been nailed down and there's a lot of uncertainty about what happens after the change.

New Zealand journalist Laura Mcquillan is in Toronto on the eve of legalisation.

A file photo of a woman waving a flag showing a marijuana leaf, as a group celebrates National Marijuana Day in Ottawa in 2016.

Photo: AFP