The Senate will have to hold a final vote on Bill C-45 June 7th, deciding the future of how cannabis regulation in Canada will be worded in law. The vote would determine the legal boundaries for the production, sale, and distribution of cannabis, as well as provide clarity on legal adult recreational use and possession. Strict federal guidelines on the legal age to purchase cannabis will be set to 18, with allowances for provinces to set higher age limits if they so choose.
When the bill passes it will be legal to possess certain quantities of cannabis for recreational use, but according to Ontario Senator Tony Dean, it would take another eight to 12 weeks for legal cannabis retail, pending any amendments that may happen.
This sets the timeline for retail sales of cannabis to happen within the next few month’s with early Late July/early August being the fastest feasible date for many licenced dispensaries. The sale, production, and distribution of edible cannabis products will not be legal under current provisions, but may be set for legalization in a year’s time.
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