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Senators, Pass The Cannabis Act Without Delay

Senators, pass the Cannabis Act without delay By STAR EDITORIAL BOARD. A man smokes a marijuana joint during the annual 4/20 marijuana celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2018. The Trudeau Liberals are rejecting more than a dozen Senate amendments to the government's landmark law to legalized cannabis. (JUSTIN TANG / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by The Toronto Star To riff off a song made famous in the 1969 movie Easy Rider: don’t bogart that bill, my friend. The Senate could get no better advice than that on the act to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. The senators have already delayed passage of Bill C-45 for too long. They debated and amended the proposed legislation ...

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Trudeau Accuses Scheer of Playing Senate Games to Try to Slow Down Cannabis Bill

Trudeau accuses Scheer of playing Senate games to try to slow down pot bill By Kyle Duggan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters before a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Article by Kyle Duggan, iPolitics Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing the Opposition Conservatives of playing games in the Senate with the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization framework. Trudeau, when asked Wednesday morning about his government’s rejection of more than a dozen changes to Bill C-45 the Senate is proposing, defended the bill’s original intent of allowing Canadians to grow up to ...

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Feds Accept Most, Not All Senate Amendments to Marijuana Bill

Feds accept most, not all Senate amendments to marijuana bill. Rachel Aiello, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer

Article by Rachel Aiello, CTV News The federal government has issued its response to the Senate’s sweeping amendments to the marijuana legalization Bill C-45, and intends to accept most of the Senate’s changes, but several substantive changes didn’t make the cut. The government says it agrees with, and will accept 26 largely technical proposed amendments to the legislation, which sets out ...

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Sarah Leamon: Some Senate Amendments to Bill C-45 Could Have a Big Impact on Cannabis Users

Sarah Leamon: Some Senate amendments to Bill C-45 could have a big impact on cannabis users. Lawyer Sarah Leamon has pointed out that membes of the upper chamber hope to raise the bar higher for those who want to legalize edibles, concentrates, vapes, and extracts.

Article by Sarah Leamon, The Georgia Straight The long road to marijuana legalization faced another critical last step this week as the Senate voted on Bill C-45. This bill will effectively alter the Criminal Code and some portions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow legal access to cannabis in this country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau originally promised that ...

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For The Record: The Government’s Response To The Senate’s Cannabis Legalization Bill (C-45) Amendments

For The Record: The government’s response to the Senate’s pot legalization bill amendments By Kady O'Malley. A vendor trims marijuana with scissors during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Article by Kady O’Malley, iPolitics Under parliamentary rules, the government presents the House with its proposed reply to the message from the Senate listing the amendments made to a bill that outlines which amendments it advises the House to accept, and which ones should be rejected or amended further. The motion will be debated this afternoon. Once that wraps up, there ...

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Maritimes Budding Marijuana Industry Shows Signs of Growth

Maritimes budding marijuana industry shows signs of growth

Article by CTV News The Maritimes budding marijuana industry is showing signs of growth this weekend in New Brunswick. One of the region’s big players is expanding its workforce, and at the same time, industry leaders from around the world will soon be arriving for an international meeting on the future of the business. Organigram already has close to 300 ...

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Wednesday: MPs Consider Government Response to C-45 Amendments

Wednesday: MPs Consider Government Response to C-45 Amendments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe Mahoney

Article by CPAC The government is opposed to giving provinces and territories the power to ban home cultivation, arguing: The government has been clear that provinces and territories are able to make additional restrictions on personal cultivation but that it is critically important to permit personal cultivation in order to support the government’s objective of displacing the illegal market. Manitoba ...

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BC Chamber of Commerce Fights For Fair Access For BC’s Craft Cannabis Growers

BC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FIGHTS FOR FAIR ACCESS FOR BC’S CRAFT CANNABIS GROWERS MIKE O

Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network On May 29, the BC Chamber of Commerce passed a motion, called Distribution Fairness for Craft Producers and Retailers (DFCPR), that supported BC’s hundreds (if not thousands) of craft cannabis growers. The motion called on the provincial government to help the little guys that built BC Bud into the world-renowned brand it is today, instead ...

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Quebec Has Passed Its Long-Awaited Cannabis Law. Here’s What’s In It

Quebec has passed its long-awaited cannabis law. Here's what's in it Province lays out rules in anticipation of federal legalization Benjamin Shingler · CBC News. The Quebec government adopted its long-awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday. (David McNew/Getty)

Artcle by Benjamin Shingler, CBC News After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the sale and distribution of cannabis in the province. Premier Philippe Couillard’s Liberals, who hold a majority in the National Assembly, all voted for Bill 157. Québec Solidaire, which holds three seats, also voted in favour. The opposition Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir ...

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