June 20 – Marijuana Legislation Passes Final Vote In Senate

Cannabis (marijuana) has officially become legal in Canada.

Yesterday, C-45 passed in the Senate without 13 amendments that the Senate recommended. The Bill is headed toward Royal Assent. The Government has between 8 and 12 weeks before they can officially have marijuana for sale to give retail stores time to prepare. The government can choose the official date, but it is likely close to Labour Day 2018.

The main reason we are concerned about this legislation is that it makes recreational marijuana use legal for those 25 and under. Medical experts have repeatedly verified that the human brain is still developing at this time and that smoking marijuana can hinder brain development.

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