Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29.
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The Cannabis Act was passed by the Canadian Senate today.
The June 7 deadline could not have been met were senators to adopt the proposal advanced by Malcolm Armstrong, who argued that a special committee should examine a lengthy list of complex issues.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the door open Wednesday to a possible delay in enacting his government’s cannabis legalization bill — a move recommended by a Senate committee concerned with Indigenous issues.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Canadian Senators are gathered in Ottawa to determine the fate of the Liberal Government’s cannabis legalization strategy (Bill C-45). Senators from the Conservative Party of Canada, occupying 33 of 105 seats, have declared they will try to defeat the bill.
Last week, the Straight reported that three Canadian senators took a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with anti-legalization groups and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions—the same man who, in 2016, uttered the words, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
With all eyes on the Senate for the marijuana vote Thursday, one of Canada’s most vocal activists in sharing her thoughts on the legislation.
Cannabis curious? Jonesing for your first legal joint? Either way, get ready to roll: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal by next summer.
The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer.