Pot legalization battle brewing as government rejects key Senate change

Provinces’ right to ban homegrown cannabis emerging as key issue for some senators
CBC News (Canada)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The federal government is rejecting several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the Senate and the House of Commons. The Senate has proposed 46 amendments, and while the government is accepting some of them, it is passing on several major ones. According to the House's order paper, the changes the government plans to reject include: affirming the provinces' right to ban home cultivation of marijuana; banning branded promotional items; and establishing a public registry of all cannabis companies' directors, officers, controlling parent corporations or trusts, and their directors, members and shareholders. (See also: Trudeau battles provinces, Senate for right of Canadians to grow cannabis)