Canada Legalises Cannabis
Canada's parliament has passed a law to make the recreational use of cannabis legal.
It's only the second country to do this - after Uruguay.
It follows an election campaign promise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The Cannabis Act sailed through by a vote of 52 to 29 on Tuesday, allowing for the drug to become available for recreational use as soon as the cabinet decides on a final date.
It is expected to be decided upon by mid-September, meaning retail sales could begin before the end of the year.
It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate. #PromiseKept— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 20, 2018