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🌐 Canada — The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation presents its report
The Canadian government is giving itself until late 2018 or early 2019 to open up the market for recreational cannabis, based on a report, which was published on 13 December. The rules will allow everyone over 18 to purchase cannabis from a variety of producers and retailers or to grow their own. The chair of the task force is former Liberal minister Anne McLellan and the vice chair is Mark Ware, chairman of the IACM. The report provided 80 recommendations to end the prohibition on cannabis that dates back to 1923, using a model similar to the one in place for sales of tobacco and alcohol.