The Senate has approved the federal marijuana legalization legislation in a historic vote.
Jody Wilson-Raybould says progressive policy will replace failed model that made criminals rich.
The House of Commons has sent Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, back to the Senate after voting to pass a message stating it would accept some, but not all of the Upper Chamber’s proposed amendments.
The Cannabis Act was passed by the Canadian Senate today.
CANNABIS CULTURE – I was reading through a .pdf by “Smart Approaches to Marijuana” (SAM), where they review the apparent negatives of cannabis legalization. The organization’s byline is “Preventing another big tobacco”, so as you can imagine, there’s a lot of alarmist language used throughout the document.
Canadians will have to wait until at least early August – and maybe as late as early September – to legally purchase recreational marijuana.
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.
President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months ago.
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.
For years, marijuana legalization bills have died in Congress without getting a single hearing, let alone a floor vote.