Canada on Track to Legalize Marijuana

Canada’s marijuana legalization took a big step forward as the Senate passed an amended bill, meaning Justin Trudeau’s government can probably finalize the law and open the market in the next few months.

Bill C-45 passed by a vote of 56 to 30 with one abstention Thursday night in Ottawa. The House of Commons controlled by the prime minister’s Liberals can now accept the Senate’s changes or open up talks on another version that can pass both chambers, a process officials have said could happen in a matter of days.

That timetable is much faster than the six months Conservative senators more at