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Canada unveils legislation to legalise cannabis

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government unveiled legislation on Thursday to fully legalise marijuana, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay. While medical marijuana use has been regulated in this country since 2001, cannabis remains a controlled substance. Its legalisation and regulation for recreational use is expected in 2018, in time for Canada's national holiday on July 1. The move is supported by a strong majority of Canadians, but is not without controversy and is sure to…