Senate votes to publicly disclose cannabis investors in bid to shut out criminals

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    Senators have once again re-written the Liberal government’s cannabis bill, this time to create a public registry of cannabis industry investors and directors in a bid to make sure organized crime doesn’t sneak into the legal industry through an offshore “back door.” Senators voted 45 to 29, with five abstentions, to create new cannabis industry public disclosure rules. Conservative senators voted en bloc to pass the amendment, and were joined by a smattering of Independents and Senate Liberals. Conservative Sen. Claude Carignan told iPolitics that under the changes to the bill, the public will know who is behind cannabis corporations and that they’re not associated with organized crime. “If we want to eliminate organized crime, we have to make sure they will not use the black market, put money in tax havens and come back in legitimate activities,” he said. Senate votes to publicly disclose cannabis investors in bid to shut out criminals

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