Recreational marijuana legalization in Canada took another step forward Monday when the House of Commons voted 205-82 in favor of the amended Cannabis Act.
Senate debate began Monday night, and a vote could come as early as Tuesday.
Canada’s Liberal government previously expressed concern about 13 amendments approved by the Senate, including:
- Requiring parliamentary approval of new cannabis products (presumably including edibles and infused).
- Prohibiting “brand stretching” – the use of cannabis brand elements that are not on packaging or accessories.
- Making public the names of shareholders who hold more than 5% of any class of shares of a cannabis company.
- Giving regulators the authority to cap THC potency for certain products.
- Allowing provinces to ban home cultivation.