House of Commons Passes Canadian Marijuana Legislation, Bill Moves to Senate

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OTTAWA — The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer.

Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons, passing by a vote of 200-82.

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It now moves to the Senate, where Conservative senators are threatening to hold up passage of the bill.

That could yet derail the government’s plan to have a legalized cannabis regime up and running by July.

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Source: Cannabis Business Times

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