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June 21 2017

Federal Government Introduces Bill To Legalize Cannabis

In April, the federal government introduced Bill C-45 - the Cannabis Act - which will, among other things, permit persons age 18 and over to possess up to 30 grams of dried or fresh cannabis.
 
It will also permit the government to authorize the possession, production, distribution, sale, importation and exportation of cannabis, as well as, where authorized under provincial legislation, permit persons to possess, sell or distribute cannabis. It will, however, prohibit possession by a person of 30 grams or more, and the possession by an individual of more than four cannabis plants that are not budding or flowering.
 
On the same date, Bill C-46 was introduced, which would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to drive within two hours of having an illegal blood drug concentration.