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-- The Trudeau government insists it's on track to legalize
recreational pot in July -- but whether that means it will actually be
on sale by then is uncertain.
Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor told senators Tuesday that provinces
and territories have indicated once Bill C-45, the legislation setting
up a legal cannabis regime, is given royal assent, they'll need another
eight to 12 weeks to prepare for retail sales.
we've reached royal assent, there's going to be a transition period
because we have to ensure that provinces and territories have the
capacity to get the product into their shops," she said later outside
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