Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said the provinces will need two to three months after the bill is passed before they'll be ready to implement the new legalized cannabis regime.
Four initial sites were announced earlier this year - in Toronto (south of Victoria Park subway station), Guelph, Kingston, Thunder Bay - and are to open by the end of 2018.
Only Uruguay has made recreational marijuana legal at the federal level.
The Conservatives are the last remaining openly partisan group in the Senate, to which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has chosen to name only non-partisan, independent senators recommended by an arm's-length advisory body.
While medical marijuana has been legal in Canada for nearly 20 years, the bill would remove a 95-year-old ban on recreational use of the substance. "We would like to commend the fearless advocates who spent years building momentum for change...to all Canadians who participated in turning an idea into reality, this is your moment to celebrate". Significant market disruption is likely in the country's alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries as well, he said. Nine U.S. states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws making marijuana legal for adults 21 and older, and eight of those laws include systems for regulating the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
The federal government set a minimum age of 18 to purchase marijuana, though some provinces have indicated they will raise the age to 19, mirroring liquor purchase laws.
Conservative senators also raised other concerns, such as slower USA border crossings, that kept the bill in the upper house for about seven months.
"This is an historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada as we shift our approach to cannabis", Wilson-Raybould said via Twitter Tuesday night. "I don't think it is of such importance to warrant an extraordinary intervention".
The Senate had wanted to remove the provision that allowed police to conduct random roadside alcohol tests, but the government rejected that amendment, among others. We'll see the end of criminalization and we can start addressing Canada's $7 billion illegal market.
"There's still a lot of work to do despite the fact that this has been a very lengthy process", Cullen said, including training staff in stores and rolling out a public education campaign.
Susan Collins of ME said she favours tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child separation policy. Trump has repeatedly, incorrectly blamed Democrats in Congress for the policy. "It is immoral.
It appears to be composed nearly entirely of generic stock footage and old news clips, including images of Trump and Kim smiling. The two leaders simply underscored their "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula ".
He said he was putting it out there as he couldn't be there in person on her big day. "And then you (Karan Johar) called". Elder brother to the girls, Arjun Kapoor stands strong as a pillar of support for his sisters.
It read: "Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades". Though she had never before committed a crime before, Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Other new features include parental controls to limit the time children spend in apps, as well as which apps they can use. Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference .
It didn't seem to rattle the team, though, as Spain outplayed Portugal but ended in a 3-3 draw because of Ronaldo's hat trick. Neither team is expected to play expansive soccer, and Morocco likely will bunker in for large parts of the game.
Tina Fey is a superstar and she wrote a snappy, smart script for " Mean Girls ", a musical based on her popular 2004 movie. Attendance was also up, coming in a 13.79 million, an increase of 3.9 percent at last season's 13.27 million.
For those suffering from depression or contemplating suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. One of those leaving a tribute was Ivanka Trump , who posted a touching tribute to Kate on her Instagram page.
Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons said that putting the spotlight on Khan's talents is helping the other players focus on improving. Khan was one of a handful of Afghan players in this year's Indian Premier League and proved one of its most unsafe bowlers.
The Crocodile Specialist Group estimates that Nile crocodiles are responsible for more than 300 attacks in Africa each year. A Protestant pastor was fatally attacked by a crocodile as he baptized followers at a lake in Ethiopia.
Merkel and Macron propose eurozone budget
She has also rejected her minister's threat in a bid to reaffirm that she holds the reins when it comes to government policies. It threatens to topple the government and potentially end the political career of Chancellor Angela Merkel .
Poland 1 - 2 Senegal | 19 Jun 2018
Well, like many of us thought, this Senegal team is a force to be reckoned with and they got the win against the odds. On Sunday, Senegal play Japan , who beat Colombia 2-1 earlier in the day, while Poland will face the South Americans.
Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, dead in shooting
XXXTentacion has had a controversial career, and was now awaiting trial for domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. Video shows a man in the driver's seat of a stationary vehicle while a bystander apparently checks his pulse.
Local concerns after Kansas City police kill 3
Colón earlier said he was "very confident (the shooting) was a last-resort situation to ensure the safety of the public". The deputies haven't been identified yet, but we know a male deputy died and a female deputy is in critical condition.
Trump says Michael Cohen is not his lawyer
Prosecutors in NY said in a court filing later Friday that they are still processing material seized from Cohen in an April raid . Avenatti posted Otero's order on his Twitter feed, where he had called the gag order request a 'complete joke and baseless'.
Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal
They begin their Premier League season at home to West Ham before facing Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester. Cardiff start at Bournemouth and have Newcastle at home and Huddersfield away, before the visit of Arsenal .
Proposal To Split California Qualifies For Ballot
Senators, two for each of the additional Californias, which could shake up the electoral college in future presidential elections. State filings show he paid consultants and law firms almost $560,000 a year ago for work related to the proposal.
Gears of War' is getting its own PC-only tactics game
In Gears of War 5 , players will take the role of Kait, journey across the biggest, most handsome Gears world ever created. Developed in partnership with Mediatonic, Gears Pop! brings together iconic Gears characters in a cute Funko Pop! style.
Kate Spade’s husband breaks his silence after her death
The couple previously claimed the brand was meant to be an extension of Kate's personality - bright, colorful and fun. She claimed they were together when Kate learned of Williams' death and that she was hooked on news coverage of it.