CANADA: House Of Commons Votes 205-62 To Legalize Recreational Pot, Bill Now Goes To Senate [VIDEO]

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.