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Marijuana legalized in Canada as of midnight today

Marijuana will become legal in Canada at the stroke of midnight in its time zone farthest to the east.

From there, legal weed will cascade to each province and territory every hour — with the exception of Atlantic Canada, where marijuana will be legalized a half hour after it happens in Newfoundland.

The drug is being legalized under the Cannabis Act, which comes into effect on Oct. 17.

The act states that people who are aged 18 years or older can possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis in its dried or “equivalent non-dried form” in public.

You can also share up to 30 grams of cannabis with other adults.

The act also stipulates that people can buy “dried or fresh cannabis or cannabis oil” from provincially-licensed retailers; where there aren’t brick-and-mortar retailers, you can buy it online from “federally-licensed producers.”

People can likewise grow up to four cannabis plants per home from licensed seed or seedlings. Check out the recommended list of needed tools provided by Weekend Gardener before growing your Marijuana.