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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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Canadian Military Will Restrict Members’ Marijuana Use — But Won’t Ban it Completely

Military will restrict members' marijuana use — but won't ban it completely 'You just can't ban it outright,' says Lt.-Gen. Chuck Lamarre Murray Brewster · CBC News. The Canadian Armed Forces will put restrictions on members' consumption of cannabis once it becomes legal for recreational use - but won't ban it completely. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Article by Murray Brewster, CBC News The Canadian military will not be in a position to impose an outright ban on the use of recreational marijuana, but its restrictions will be more wide-ranging than its policy governing alcohol, says a senior commander. A draft policy is waiting in the wings for the Liberal government to pass C-45, the cannabis legalization bill, which ...

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After Pot Law Passed Key Vote, Is It Legal To Toke?

After pot law passed key vote, is it legal to toke? Jonathan Forani, CTVNews.ca Writer

Article by Jonathan Forani, CTV News  Even after the Senate passed the historic bill to legalize recreational marijuana use Thursday, the question remains: how soon can Canadians start lawfully toking up? That time could still be months away, despite the Liberals’ initial promise the law would change by July 1. Thursday’s vote was the final major hurdle in the marijuana legalization ...

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The Most Exciting Thing About Canada Legalising Weed? Data

The most exciting thing about Canada legalising weed? Data When the information floodgates open, researchers from all fields – health, criminology, policy, economy and more – will be able to collect information about cannabis use that they weren’t able to get before. LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images

Article by Bryan Borzykowski, Wired Cannabis users around the world are eagerly awaiting legalisation day in Canada, with many no doubt ready to book a ticket to the Great White North where they’ll be able to smoke pot in peace. That day may still be a couple months off – on Thursday, the country’s senate voted to pass the bill ...

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