Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law

Conservative senators will meet to discuss strategy about delaying the bill if necessary
Reuters (UK)
Friday, November 3, 2017

The Canadian government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate and concerns that the deadline to pass the bill is rapidly approaching. The Senate’s approval is needed to pass laws though it does not often block bills passed by the elected House of Commons. Some senators say police need more time to prepare and also oppose setting the federal age of legal use at 18. The legislation is not expected to reach the upper house until December and some senators have said they will take as long as they need to review it.