CBC News reports:
The Liberal government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from an unpredictable Senate before it can become law.
The Senate had proposed 46 amendments to The Cannabis Act but the Liberal government rejected several major ones last week — including one provision that would have affirmed the provinces’ right to ban home cultivation of marijuana.
MPs spent a portion of Monday and last week debating the Senate’s amendments before 205 of them voted today in favour of rejecting 13 of the proposed changes. NDP members supported the bill while those on the Conservative benches voted against it. The updated bill now heads back to the Senate, where it could be up for debate as early as Monday night.
The federal government’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis is on its way back to the Senate.
The House of Commons has voted to reject 13 amendments passed by the upper house, including one which would have authorized provinces to ban home cultivation of marijuana plants.
— NEWS 1130 (@NEWS1130) June 18, 2018
Bill #C45 message with amendments just passed 205 to 82 in the House of Commons! Now back to the Senate. In the coming days, the Senate will vote on the message and amendments.
— Marijuana.Ca (@MarijuanaCa) June 18, 2018