Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Finance | By Gustavo Carr

Canada Puff Puff Passes Legal Weed - Slog

Canada Puff Puff Passes Legal Weed - Slog

Yesterday, the Canadian government rejected the Senates recommended amendments, sent back the bill and late last night it was approved as is with a vote of 52 in favour, and 29 against. "Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate", Trudeau said in a Tuesday evening tweet after the vote passed.

The law makes Canada the second country to have a nationwide, legal marijuana market, after Uruguay.

Cannabis has been legal in a number of areas in Canada already, mostly for medicinal purposes, but this will grant full permission for the recreational use of the drug throughout the country.

Although President Trudeau initially had a target of July 1 2018 to legalise recreational use as well, he said despite setbacks the government will move to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana before facing the electorate again in 2019.

The legislation will allow Canadians to buy and consume weed as soon as September, the BBC reports.

JZSCanada's law allows possession of up to 30 grams (about an ounce) by adults 18 and older, who also may share that amount with other adults and grow up to four plants at home.

"The overall message is, 'Yeah, Canada legalized cannabis, hooray, ' but the actual details is where there are a lot of devils", Emery said, "The civil liberties advocates, the lawyers, the people who represent the marginalized Indigenous, the youth, the poor - the victims of prohibition - we aren't celebrating today".

The senate has passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana (cannabis).

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Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould told media on Wednesday that it was not the intent of the federal government to challenge provincial laws regarding home marijuana growth, but that the issue could wind up in the courts if an individual were to present a legal challenge. Trudeau's governing Liberal Party sits slightly to the left of the Canadian center, er, centre.

The government says it will broaden its public education activities to help Canadians understand the new legal framework for cannabis, including what will be legal and when, and to remind Canadians that it remains illegal to take cannabis across Canada's global borders.

"It's been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits".

Canada just legalized marijuana nationwide. "This is something that we want to get right", said Trudeau yesterday at a House of Commons press briefing. Tony Dean, sponsor of the bill in the Senate.

"C-45 marks a wholesale shift in how our country approaches cannabis", she said.

The industry is also expected to take a different shape than the way it is now set up in nine American states where recreational marijuana is legal.

Conservative senators remained staunchly opposed to legalization.

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