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    Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

    Can you smell that? Today the country became the world’s second nation, after Uruguay, to legalize recreational cannabis. Customers in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador were the first to purchase legal pot as shops opened at midnight Wednesday. “No more back alleys,” said one buyer, who called it “one of the biggest moments” of his life. Authorities will reportedly pardon all convictions for possession of up to 30 grams — now the legal limit — though sales still depend on provincial regulations: Ontario, for instance, probably won’t see any shops open until April.

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