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Canada Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana

15:15  08 june  2018
15:15  08 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Enforcement of pot legislation still hazy

  Enforcement of pot legislation still hazy Enforcement of pot legislation still hazyIn Vancouver's bustling downtown, sleek, modern posters with fashionable fonts and simple images are plastered on lamp posts. It's not until you take a closer look that you spot the rolled joints inside a sandwich or buds among a plate of broccoli.

Senate gives capitulation in element to check to legalize recreational marijuana . But he reminded senators that Canadians voted to finish a rapist breach on cannabis when they inaugurated his Liberal government.

Vermont is one step closer to becoming the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana — and the first state to do so through its legislature. On Thursday, the Vermont Senate voted 17–12 to allow possession and sales of recreational cannabis in the Green Mountain State.

Canada's Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group of Seven nation to permit national use of the drug.

The upper chamber Senate voted 56-30 in favor of the legislation but included amendments that the House of Commons will need to decide on before the law can be passed.

While there is not yet a definite date for when marijuana will be available for sale, the Senate was one of the last significant obstacles standing in the way of legalization as a number of Conservative senators oppose the bill.

a close up of a plant: FILE PHOTO: A marijuana plant is seen at the The Global Marijuana March in Toronto© REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo FILE PHOTO: A marijuana plant is seen at the The Global Marijuana March in Toronto

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said earlier this year that marijuana would only go on sale a few months after it was legalized because the new retail system needs time to start working properly.

Notley says Alberta will be ready for legal pot, whenever it actually occurs

  Notley says Alberta will be ready for legal pot, whenever it actually occurs Notley says Alberta will be ready for legal pot, whenever it actually occursDespite ongoing uncertainty over when cannabis will officially become legal, Premier Rachel Notley says the Alberta government will be ready to roll when it comes to regulating and selling legal weed.

OTTAWA -- The Senate gave approval in principle Thursday evening to the federal government' s bill to legalize recreational marijuana , after a tense few days But he reminded senators that Canadians voted to end the criminal prohibition on cannabis when they elected his Liberal government.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding senators that his government was elected on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana . Canada . Prior to the vote , Conservative Senate leader Larry Smith said if the bill was defeated, it would be because Trudeau’ s reforms mean the government can

The amendments proposed by the Senate include tighter advertising restrictions and giving the provinces say over whether Canadians can grow marijuana at home. The government's legislation would allow Canadians to grow up to four plants at home for personal use.

Although legalization has already been delayed from the government's initially planned July launch, some provinces and police forces have argued they need more time. The provinces have been left in charge establishing how and where marijuana will be sold.

The Liberals, which made legalizing recreational use part of their successful 2015 election campaign, say the new law would keep marijuana out of the hands of underage users and reduce related crime.

Canadian marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp, Aphria Inc, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF and Aurora Cannabis Inc have been at the center of investor frenzy surrounding attempts to legalize marijuana for recreational use nationwide.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr in Ottawa and Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

Canadian companies creating cannabis edibles .
Beer brewed with marijuana, baking mixes concocted to bring out the unique flavours of cannabis oil and good, old-fashioned pot cookies : Canadian companies are creating them all, but it's unclear when stores will legally be able to stock the edibles for recreational users.Instead, business owners have been getting creative to manufacture, refine and sell their products.Ottawa has pledged that recreational marijuana will become legal sometime this year and the Senate recently approved the pot legalization bill. But the federal government has said the sale of edible cannabis products will not be legal immediately.

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