KIEV. June 20. UNN. The upper house of the Parliament of Canada – the Senate on Tuesday approved a bill authorizing the use of marijuana. He was voted 52 Senator, 29 were against, two abstained, reports UNN with reference to Deutsche Welle.

Before that, the same decision was made by the lower house of Parliament. Now the law must be signed by the Governor General of Canada Julie Payette. It is expected that this can happen until September.

After the law comes into force, Canadians aged 18 years (19 in some regions) will be able to purchase one gram of marijuana is about 6,5 euros. Personal possession would be limited to 30 grams of marijuana. It is estimated that this market could reach EUR 4.6 billion.

According to the Minister of health of the country, Ginett have Petitpas Taylor, the government will follow the recommendations of the expert group to permit citizens to grow up to four plants for personal use. This bill also contains restrictions on the advertising of marijuana.

Legalization of marijuana was one of the campaign promises of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who admitted Smoking cannabis with his friends “five or six times”, including since the election of a Deputy. Trudeau insisted that the country should legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana before 2019. It was originally planned that the ban on cannabis, which operated from 1923, will be abolished from 1 July.

The use of marijuana for medical purposes was allowed in Canada nearly twenty years ago. After final approval of the law, Canada will become the first country in the Big seven, which legalized marijuana.

Recall that in Israel decriminalized the use of marijuana.