Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that recreational use of cannabis will be legalised on 17 October, later than initially expected. Parliament passed a law legalising recreational marijuana on Tuesday but it still needs to be implemented. The law was expected to go into effect on 1 July, but the bill was delayed by Senate revisions. The provinces then asked for extra time to plan how to regulate the sale of marijuana to the public. “I think we all agree that it’s important to get this right and not rushed,” Mr Trudeau told press Wednesday afternoon. The bill still needs royal assent from the governor general, which is likely to happen soon. Canadians can buy recreational cannabis from October

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