Canada To Legalize Marijuana On Oct. 17

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

TORONTO (KFSM) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide on Oct. 17.

Trudeau said in Parliament on Wednesday that the government is committed to better protecting Canada’s youth and hopes to draw money away from organized crime.

The Senate gave final passage to Trudeau’s bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday (June 19). The country will become the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.