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    Canadian Senate Votes to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    The maple syrup isn’t the only thing sticky icky. Canada is poised to legalize the drug as the Cannabis Act passed in the Senate yesterday — in defiance of some international treaties. After the country’s governor-general gives ceremonial approval, adults will be allowed to buy and grow marijuana on Canadian soil, fulfilling one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 campaign promises. Retail sales are expected to roll out within a few months, while individual provinces will be able to impose tougher rules like raising the minimum age for purchasing.

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