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With Canada on a final one-month countdown to legal cannabis, the country’s provinces are adopting widely varying regulation regimes, creating a “crazy quilt” policy patchwork. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set this July as the deadline for passage of the long-anticipated cannabis legalization law in Canada. The new law will be phased in over a period of several weeks, but the first legal sales are expected by summer’s end. However, it won’t be a uniform policy across the country, as Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories are each implementing their own regulations — with plenty of variation as well as controversy. While Ontario and Quebec are opting for provincial government monopolies on retail sales, Alberta and Saskatchewan have embraced a private model, sparking a flood of canna-capital into these western provinces. Mack Andrews, vice-president of the Alberta Cannabis Collective, thinks his province is positioned to be nothing short of a global leader in the retail cannabis market. The Cannabis Regulations in Each Canadian Province

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