Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote

Bill C-45 now heads back to the Senate for another debate
CBC News (Canada)
Monday, June 18, 2018

The bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from an unpredictable Senate before it can become law. The Senate had proposed 46 amendments to The Cannabis Act but the Liberal government rejected several major ones last week — including one provision that would have affirmed the provinces' right to ban home cultivation of marijuana. MPs spent a portion of Monday and last week debating the Senate's amendments before 205 of them voted in favour of rejecting 13 of the proposed changes. NDP members supported the bill while the Conservatives voted against it. (See also: Gov't rep in Senate makes case for accepting marijuana bill as is)