Canada has taken a key step towards legalising recreational marijuana after senators voted in favour of new legislation permitting nationwide use of the drug.

The upper chamber Senate voted 56 to 30 in favour of new rules on Thursday, but also included amendments the House of Commons will need to decide on before the law can be passed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party pledged to legalise recreational use of marijuana during their successful 2015 general election campaign.

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Tom Barnes ~ Independent.co.UK

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