SINGAPORE (June 11): Canada will legalise recreational cannabis (also known as weed, ganja or marijuana) on July 1. The cannabis market was given a shot in the arm when California legalised the drug for recreational use on Jan 1 this year. California is the largest state in the US by GDP and the world’s fifth-largest economy after the US, China, Japan and Germany.  

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