Trudeau’s Legal Pot Law Nears Finish Line Ahead of Summer Recess

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    Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is sending his legal marijuana law back to the Senate in what are likely the final procedural steps that could see the bill be approved in coming days. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government disagrees with 14 amendments to Bill C-45 made by the Senate last week, according to a notice in the House of Commons official agenda for Wednesday. The government accepted two dozen other changes. Trudeau’s Liberals campaigned three years ago on making Canada the first G-7 nation to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and the prime minister has pushed for the market to open this summer. However, Conservative senators have
    slowed passage of the legislation before a summer recess set for June 22, adding to time pressure. The House of Commons will now vote on Wilson-Raybould’s response, and the government’s majority means it will almost certainly pass. Trudeau’s Legal Pot Law Nears Finish Line Ahead of Summer Recess

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