Canada Quebec has adopted its long-awaited cannabis law

19:12  12 june  2018
19:12  12 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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QUEBEC — Conceding it won’t be perfect and more time would help, the Couillard government is to table its long - awaited framework law on Thursday outlining how the legalization of cannabis will work in Quebec . “Would it be better if we had an additional year?

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a close up of food: The Quebec government adopted its long-awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday. © Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press The Quebec government adopted its long-awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday.

After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the production and consumption of cannabis in the province.

Premier Philippe Couillard's Liberals, who hold a majority in the National Assembly, voted for Bill 157.

The opposition Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec voted against the law, while Québec Solidaire voted in favour.

Ottawa is expected to legalize cannabis later this year.

Senators voted last week to pass the Trudeau government's landmark legislation to lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis with a number of amendments.

The government will have to decide whether to approve, reject or modify the senators' changes before returning the bill to the Senate for another vote.

Driving on drugs still illegal: minister .
OTTAWA - The federal government is basking in the glow of its newly realized plan to legalize marijuana, but it is reminding Canadians that pot remains illegal in this country until the Cannabis Act goes into effect. The government's companion legislation on impaired driving is also expected to pass soon, said Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, but she added that driving under the influence of drugs has always been — and will remain — against the law in Canada."I urge all Canadians to continue to follow the existing law until the Cannabis Act comes into force," Wilson-Raybould told a news conference Wednesday in the foyer of the House of Commons.

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