Canada Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill
Legislation to legalize marijuana, which has already been passed by Canadas House of Commons, has been given approval by a key Senate committee.
The Senate committee passed 40 amendments Monday to Bill C-45, including one that would allow provinces and territories to ban homegrown marijuana. Most of the other amendments were technical in nature and didnt fundamentally change the measure 29 of the 40 were actually introduced by the bills primary sponsor.
Bill C-45 was passed by the House of Commons in November by a vote of 200 to 82. In March the Senate voted 44 to 29 to pass it through its 2nd reading. The measure must now be passed through a third reading in the Senate before it can be sent to the Governor General....
New Zealand voters soon will weigh in on cannabis legalization
A measure to legalize recreational cannabis will be on the ballot in New Zealand in 2019 or 2020, according to a government official.
Justice Minister Andrew Little said lawmakers are deciding whether to hold a stand-alone referendum next year or concurrently with the countrys elections in 2020, Radio New Zealand reported.
The governing Labour Party agreed to hold the referendum to get the Green Partys support to form a coalition government after the 2017 election.
Meanwhile, a bill to lay the groundwork for a regulated medical cannabis industry is in the works.
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