Feds accept most, not all Senate amendments to marijuana bill


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CTV News Channel Rachel Aiello, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer OTTAWA – The federal government has issued its response to the Senate’s sweeping amendments to the marijuana legalization Bill C-45, and intends to accept most of the Senate’s changes, but several substantive changes didn’t make the cut. The government says it agrees with, and will accept 26 proposed amendments to the legislation, which sets out the parameters for the production, possession, and sale of legal recreational marijuana for Canadians over the age of 18. However, the Senate’s attempts to change the bill to give the provinces and territories the power to ban home-grown marijuana; and to prohibit pot producers from distributing branded merchandise were among 13 amendments the government says it “respectfully disagrees” with. Nugs of marijuana await packaging at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. on April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Other changes it rejects have to do with various aspects of the bill, including youth access to marijuana, and THC levels. Feds accept most, not all Senate amendments to marijuana bill

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