Canada aims to legalise recreational use of marijuana

Canada’s government is aiming to pass legislation that will legalise the recreational use of marijuana.

The bill will fulfil an election promise by Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, who has admitted smoking pot himself in the past.

Medical marijuana is legal in Canada, but a doctor’s prescription is required.

Existing medical marijuana growers with government licenses have expanded operations in preparation for what some in the Canadian news media are calling a “green rush”.

Supporters argue that benefits include taxing legal marijuana, which could potentially bring in a lot of public revenue.

Read More: Al Jazeera