Federal marijuana legislation approved by House of Commons, moves on to Senate

The federal NDP supports the government's legislation
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

canada cannabis flagThe 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. 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 pot regime up and running by July. Some provinces have complained they can't be ready to implement and enforce the legislation so quickly. But a Conservative bid to force a delay in its implementation went down to defeat, by a vote of 199-83.