June 20, 2018
Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor, center, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health Bill Blair, left, speak to reporters during a press conference on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Canadian government said it will soon announce the date of when cannabis will become legal, but warns it will remain illegal until then. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.