In this file photo taken on April 20, 2016 showing a woman waving a flag with a marijuana leef on it next to a group gathered to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. (AFP/Chris Roussakis)
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Canada's Senate is set to vote Thursday on legalizing recreational marijuana, a move that would make the country the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.The sale of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001 .Bill C-45 would allow individuals over the age of 18 to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana for personal use.Statistics Canada has estimated that the market will be worth Can$5.7 billion ($4.5 billion US), based on last year's consumption data.Uruguay approved the recreational usage of marijuana five years ago and nine US states have too but Canada will be the first G-7 country to do so.
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