Canadian Senate Amends Cannabis Act to Limit THC, Allow Provincial Bans on Homegrow

Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly

Canadian Senate Amends Cannabis Act to Limit THC, Allow Provincial Bans on Homegrow HARRISON JORDAN

As Canada’s Cannabis Act nears its final reading in the Senate, the last-minute fussing over its contents is heating up. This week, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology recommended amendments to the Cannabis Act that would empower provinces to ban home cultivation and establish mandatory THC limits on all cannabis products sold in the country.

The Standing Committee also rejected a number of amendments, some by a small margin, including a proposed nationwide ban on home cultivation.

The proposed amendments will be considered by the full Senate, which will vote in favour of or against the bill on June 7.

The provision to establish maximum THC levels does not propose precise limits, but rather requires regulators to do so through regulation once the law is passed. Currently, cannabis oil sold through the country’s medical marijuana program cannot exceed 30mg/ml of THC, although there is no limit on the amount of CBD that the products can contain.

The Senate committee also recommended that “social sharing” be allowed between parents and their children age 16 or older, as well as social sharing between minors within two years age of each other.

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