Canada gets one step closer to legalizing recreational cannabis as senators okay Bill C-45 with a small number of amendments

Canada gets one step closer to legalizing recreational cannabis as senators okay Bill C-45 with a small number of amendments

Canada’s senators have approved the landmark legislation lifting the country’s near-century-old prohibition on leisure cannabis. Nonetheless, the approval is sold with almost four dozen amendments.

The Cannabis Act, also called Bill C-45, had been passed by the Senate having a 56-30 vote, with one abstention. The senators have now been learning the legislation for half a year.

Now, the balance should be repaid to the House of Commons and people in Parliament will determine if they shall accept, reject, or change the amendments added by the Senate. Leia mais