Canada to Legalize Cannabis - Trudeau Elected


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Trudeau says marijuana legislation expected by summer

Trudeau says marijuana legislation expected by summer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says new marijuana legislation should be ready by summer, but his government is not considering the legalization of any other drugs.

Trudeau made the comments at CFB Esquimalt, where he kicked off a two-day trip to Victoria and Vancouver, emphasizing that people need to follow existing drug laws until the new ones are announced.


So much for April being the start of Recreational Cannabis sales for Canadians , everyone is chomping at the bit and the RCMP are being all worried about "us"

They raided 3 dispensaries on Vancouver island in the last few days.

Coincidentally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on Vancouver Island earlier this week

They can't even run a police force properly and they want to tell us what to do with our lives , the dim wits still don't know what they are against ..

They will get it soon enough as such I expect plenty of sniveling and other petty behavior to follow legalization. Its all they will have left and they will use it look at their behavior now its illuminating their predisposition to hate.

Makes me think the Police are doing Hate crimes against us Cannabis friendly folks


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Today is a GREAT day in history for human rights in Canada ! It will be legal to grow 4 plants per house

Senate passes Cannabis bill link > Senate passes cannabis legalization bill in final vote

OTTAWA – The Senate has voted to pass Bill C-45, the government’s legislation to legalize cannabis.

After more than a year of intensive study in both the House and Senate, the major social policy change has passed its final legislative hurdle, meaning that recreational marijuana will soon be legal across Canada.

The final vote passed 52 to 29, with two abstentions: Independent Senators from Quebec: Sen. Marie-Françoise Mégie and Sen. Rosa Galvez.

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The government is accepting most, but not all, of the Senate’s proposed amendments to Bill C-45. Among what the federal Liberals have rejected is the proposal to allow the provinces and territories to ban home-grown marijuana.

The vote was on a motion from Sen. Peter Harder, the Government Representative in the Senate, to accept the government’s position on the Senate's amendments and pass the bill as is. It was all that was left in a short round of legislative ping-pong spurred by the upper chamber amending the government legislation.

The House of Commons will be notified of the Senate’s decision. After that, all that is left will be Royal Assent to officially pass the bill.

The legislation -- an electoral promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party --allows adults in Canada to legally possess and use small amounts of recreational cannabis. It sets out parameters around the production, possession, safety standards, distribution, and sale of the drug. It also creates new Criminal Code offences for selling marijuana to minors. The proposed federal law spells out that it will be illegal for anyone younger than 18 to buy pot, but allows for provinces and territories to set a higher minimum age.

In a tweet, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was the bill’s sponsor, and first introduced the legislation in April 2017, said it was "an historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada."

The federal government is expected to formally respond to the bill's passage Wednesday morning in the House of Commons foyer.

Last week, the government announced it would be accepting most but not all of the Senate's more than 40 proposed amendments to Bill C-45. Among the 13 amendments that the federal Liberals rejected were the proposal to allow the provinces and territories to ban home-grown marijuana, and a proposed change to prohibit pot producers from distributing branded merchandise.

Earlier in the evening, an attempt by a Conservative senator to insist on an amendment to let provinces ban marijuana home cultivation failed.

Senators spent much of Tuesday offering their final thoughts on the legislation, with some expressing disappointment and frustration over MPs not accepting the Senate's changes, and raising remaining concerns with the legislation as it stands.

Others argued that the upper chamber had done its due diligence and that it was time to concede to the will of the elected House of Commons, and pass the legislation.

In calling the vote, Senate Speaker George Furey had a slip of the tongue and called “all those in flavour” instead of “all those in favour,” sending snickers through the chamber. “It’s getting late,” Sen. Furey said.

So is marijuana legal? No.

The bill still needs to receive Royal Assent, which is expected as soon as tomorrow. That is the final step -- essentially the Crown approving the bill. It’s overseen by Canada's representative, the Governor General.

Once it passes, the government is expected to declare the date that legalization will come into force and be applicable.

On CTV's Question Period, parliamentary secretary and the federal government’s point-person on pot, Bill Blair said he expects the date to be some time this September.

That window of time between when the bill passes and when it becomes federal law is to allow for the provinces, territories, municipalities, police forces, and other stakeholders to make sure their piece of the pot pie is operating in accordance with the new rules.

Blair said the date they decide on will be informed by discussions with their provincial and territorial counterparts, which have been given the ability to set regulations in their jurisdictions as to how a legalized marijuana regime will operate.

What you need to know:

Many of the decisions around how legalized marijuana is sold and used will be up to the provinces and territories. Here is what you need to know about what will be allowed:

  • The federally mandated public possession limit of 30 grams of dried cannabis has been maintained across the country, with most jurisdictions opting to keep their legal marijuana-smoking ages in line with those for drinking alcohol.

  • Bill C-45 allows individuals to grow up to four marijuana plants per residence, though some provinces, like Manitoba and Quebec, plan to ban home cultivation.

  • Provincial and territorial plans vary widely on whether you’ll be able to smoke in public.

  • Provinces and territories also differ on whether pot shops will be publicly or privately owned. For those opting for publicly owned stores, these will be operated by provincial Crown corporations that sell liquor. In some cases, provinces have even created subsidiaries of these companies with names. Unless otherwise noted, these will be standalone stores wholly separate from those that sell alcohol.

  • While dried cannabis and cannabis oil -- both of which will be sold in 2018 -- can be used to make edible products at home, the federal government has said that packaged edible products won’t be commercially available.


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I'll believe it when I see it, but it has to be a positive thing so far. If nothing else I don't think police will be putting much money and effort into chasing growers and smokers. I don't believe for a second that the fight is over. With any policy that is proposed we should be going over the fine print and not so fine print very very carefully. Greed runs the show generally. If any new laws are to be written in the next few years then this will be the time for activists to fight tooth and nail for real legalization.
But- I'm sooooooooo happy to see Harper out!!!!!!!!!

They gave us 4 plants per household which works for me , 4 plants is perfect for my 4x6 tent :peace:
~ see above posts for legalization details ~


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People are still getting busted all around. It makes no sense because the courts are going to be bogged down with issuing thousands of pardons in a few months. With legalization so close, you'd expect police to pretty much turn a blind eye but they're still going after people like they always have.


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Candice Bergen - Elected intrim leader of the Conservative Party and Manitoba MP ------- no grow province.
Pierre Poilievre - Front runner for leadership of the Conervative Party and Quebec MP - no grow province.
At least Doug is flying the Progresive Banner!


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Pot hater Harper just gave his support to Poilievre, should be funny to see how those wankers figure out how to cave in to big cannabis money if they get in power. The old playback was fine for medical and f%&$ everyone else.
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