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Senate Committee adds 40 new amendments to the Cannabis Act

Jessica Brown May 29, 2018 7:32 am 669

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology met for over eight hours on Monday to go over Bill C-45 in a clause-by-clause review.

Cannabis legalization is fast-approaching in Canada, with a final vote on the bill scheduled to take place by June 7, 2018, before being presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Last week, the Committee heard from industry experts and policymakers on topics such as branding and packaging, public health and safety, patient advocacy, and micro-licenses.

Monday’s meeting saw 40 amendments passed, the majority of which were technical and have little effect on the bill.

Of particular interest were delaying legalization to better include Indigenous populations, and provincial authority to ban personal cultivation of cannabis plants.

Here are the highlights, via Twitter.

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Jessica Brown
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