Editor's Note
Canada's parliament passed a law last night to legalize cannabis for adult use and Canadians will be able to legally buy and consume cannabis as early as September 2018. Cannabis possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001. The government is expected to give the provinces and territories, as well as municipalities, eight to 12 weeks to set up the new marijuana marketplace.
Canada's parliament has passed a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide.

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold.

Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September.

The country is the second worldwide to legalize the drug's recreational use.