Senate approves the amended Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, bringing the country one step closer to federally legalizing recreational cannabis.
After seven months of meetings, hearings, debates, witness testimony, and amendments, the full Senate gathered in parliament to give their final say on the highly contentious regulations.
See: Debates on Bill C-45
The bill was reviewed by five separate committees and took on nearly 50 changes over the last several weeks. The vote, which took place at 6:01 p.m. PDT, passed 56 to 30 with one abstention.
It’s not 4:20, but it’s about time…