Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday unveiled the bill that would legalize marijuana in the country by July 1, 2018. The legislation, which heads to Royal Assent next, aims to create guidelines that regulate the cultivation, distribution, sale, and possession of marijuana for adults (ages 18 and older) to use and possess legally.
Households would also be authorized to grow up to four plants at a time. In the U.S., TIME notes that nine states have legalized recreational weed: California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska. Meanwhile, the South American nation of Uruguay is the only country as a whole that has legalized recreational pot.