TORONTO -- Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced Monday, reversing the previous administration's plan to distribute cannabis through publicly owned outlets.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bill legalizing recreational pot may have passed third reading in the Senate — but that doesn't mean its legislative journey will be a smooth or easy one from now on. Senators made dozens of amendments to the government bill they sent back to the Commons Thursday night. Some of those amendments are likely to end up in the final bill. Others may not.
The Senate has passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. After more than six hours of speeches, senators passed Bill C-45, which is also known as the Cannabis Act, on its third reading Thursday night. The bill was passed 56 to 30, with one abstention.
After six months of fractious debate (and an almost fatal vote), senators will vote tonight on the government's landmark cannabis legislation — a bill that has been picked apart by senators determined to rework major sections of the Liberals' plan to end the prohibition on recreational pot use.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba civil servants will be able swig a beer at office parties, but smoking a joint will still be a no−no after recreational cannabis is legalized, says a draft policy obtained by The Canadian Press.
VANCOUVER – Licensed marijuana producers in Canada are throwing out thousands of kilograms of plant waste each year in what some of them say is a missed opportunity to find other uses for the byproduct.
As cannabis culture is celebrated across Canada, the annual 4/20 day carries a special significance for cannabis advocates looking forward to looming legalization. The federal government’s initial desired timeline planned for a July 2018 legalization date, but a Senate vote in June suggests that Canadians might have to wait until at least early August to purchase recreational weed.
The B.C. government has tabled new legislation to deal with the legalization of recreational marijuana expected sometime this summer. B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth released details this morning on two new government acts that will control the sale and use of recreational pot in B.C., plus amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to crack down on drivers under the influence of marijuana.