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Recreational marijuana use in Canada will be legal in mid-October, marking what officials say is a wholesale shift in how the country approaches cannabis use.⠀

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, said: “It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate."⠀

Among the many health benefits of cannabis, it is often used as a tool for pain management and to relieve symptoms of anxiety.⠀

Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana’s production, sale and consumption in December 2013.

Source: BBC News