The newly elected Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has promised to act quickly on the countrywide legalization of marijuana for general (including recreational) purposes. This will make Canada the first G-20 country to end marijuana prohibition on a national scale.

The anticipated legalization has been made possible by the fact that medical cannabis is legal in Canada for some ailments since 2001. Having laid the groundwork to grow, process and sell the drug for medicinal uses for quite some time, the country will transit smoothly to nationwide legalization even for recreational marijuana.