Canada Rejects Cannabis Act Amendment To Ban Home Growing

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government made it clear that they would protect the rights of home growers, medical marijuana patients, and cannabis businesses when they shot down 13 of Senate’s proposed amendments to the Cannabis Act. This week, Canada’s federal government responded to the Senate’s 46 proposed amendments to Bill C-45. Also known as the Cannabis Act, the legislation will nationally legalize recreational cannabis for adult use and establish the country as a global leader in cannabis reform. One of the most significant amendments to the bill would allow provinces the right to enforce their own laws around home cannabis cultivation. The provincial government’s Quebec and Manitoba have already expressed a desire to ban home-growing (which would be possible under this amendment), citing difficulties in policing limits on the amount of plants Canadians can grow. But yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government made it clear that they would reject this highly contentious amendment, expressing a desire to align the country as a whole with expert opinions on home-grow rights and their importance to public health and safety. Canada Rejects Cannabis Act Amendment To Ban Home Growing

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