18 Oct 2018

Recreational cannabis now legal in Canada

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 18 October 2018

Cannabis is now legal in Canada - fufilling an election promise from the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It's the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis however medicinal marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001. It's safe to say those waiting in line to purchase their first doses of legal marijuana were pretty excited. Our correspondent in Montreal Lauren McCallum tells Guyon Espiner about what it means for the country.