Canada officially passed the Cannabis Act. on June 19, 2018. The Bill C-45, also known as The Cannabis Act, will still require royal assent before Canada could legalized weed.
The Cannabis Act is very important as Canadian legalization could act as a model for G7 and G20 countries. Each of the country's provinces and territories has their own regulatory scheme.
With the act being in process of legalization, marijuana edibles will not be legalized until 2019, which cause controversy with consumers.
The Senate passed the Cannabis Act with a number of amendments. The House added some of the amendments to the legalization but refused others. The amendments that the House refused to accept which cause problems among the lawmakers and Canadians.
The "Swag Ban" amendments will not appear in the final text of the bill. The "Swag Ban" is an amendment that banned cannabis companies from distributing branded products such as T-shirts and banners.
The Senate voted 52 Yeas, 29 Nays and 2 abstentions to accept Sen. Harder's motion. The finals stage in Canada's legislative process is the granted royal assent.
After the royal assent, the Canadian's government plans to allow for an eight-to-12 week transition period.
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