Report: Pot will be legal in Canada by July 1, 2018

You will reportedly be able to light up a joint to celebrate Canada's 151st birthday.

The CBC reports the federal government will introduce plans next month to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018.

Ottawa will take charges of licensing producers and ensuring the country's pot supply is safe. But it will be up to provinces and territories to determine how and where to sell weed and for how much.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has mused about the possibility of selling marijuana at LCBO stores, but has not committed to the idea. Shoppers Drug Mart has expressed some interest in selling legal pot.

A task force report prepared for the government last year recommended avoiding selling marijuana alongside cigarettes or alcohol "wherever possible."

The CBC reports the government will also follow the task force's advice, setting the minimum age to buy pot at 18, leaving provinces to push it to 19 to to line up with the legal drinking age if they wish.

Home growers will be held to a maximum of four marijuana plants.