|Feb 17 2018|| Senate will vote on Bill C-45, on or before June 7. Legalization likely set back to August-September|
On Thursday, two days after the threat of procedural deadlines was raised by Sen. Peter Harder, Senate leaders agreed to hold a final vote on the third reading of the bill "on or before June 7."
That new deadline, however, means legalization of cannabis in Canada gets pushed back to late summer, at the earliest.
|Nov 27 2017|| Federal marijuana legislation clears House of Commons, headed for the Senate|
MPs passed the Liberal government's bill to legalize cannabis Monday evening, sending the legislation down the hall to the Senate for further study and debate.
|Nov 21 2017|| Proposed pot regulations open door to craft growers, licensing non-violent offenders|
Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis
"This proposed regulatory approach is informed by the extensive consultations to date, and it supports our overarching goal of protecting public health and safety," she said in a statement. "We look forward to hearing the views of Canadians from across the country."
|Oct 10 2017|| Cannabis Act heads back to House, Senate process to follow|
Now that Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, has made its way through the House Standing Committee on Health (with a few amendments attached), it is making its way back to the House for report stage and third reading. This is currently scheduled for on or after Monday, Oct 16.
|Oct 6 2017|| Liberals' pot bill tweaked to remove plant height limit, add timeline for edibles|
The Liberal government's marijuana bill has returned from a parliamentary committee with a few tweaks, including a requirement that edibles and other concentrated forms of cannabis become legal within a year of Bill C-45 becoming law.