Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed the official date when recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada.

During Wednesday's question period in Ottawa, Trudeau announced that Canadians will be able to purchase and use the drug legally as of October 17, 2018.

Such date is a little over three months past the Liberals' initial target date of July 1, Canada Day. The movement of Bill C-45 back and forth between the House of Commons and the Senate over the past few months have contributed to the delay.

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The bill is expected to receive royal assent within the next few days, but the century-old ban on cannabis will not end until eight to 12 weeks after when the country opens its first federally-regulated marijuana stores.

Life in Canada will soon change drastically, and Canadians need to be prepared for it. Here are all the laws, rules and regulations you need to know about Canada's historic Cannabis Act:

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