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  1. April 13, 2017 Bill C-45 is introduced to the House of Commons to legalize cannabis across Canada.
  2. April 13, 2017 Bill C-46 is introduced to amend the criminal code.
  3. November 1, 2017 Ontario introduces legislation that would, if passed, safely regulate the use and distribution of recreational cannabis when it is legalized by the federal government in July 2018.
  4. December 12, 2017 Ontario passes Ontario's Cannabis Act.
  5. Bill C-45 heads to the Senate and progressing as follows.

First reading

November 28, 2017 


Second reading

November 30, 2017 here, here and here.

February 1, 2018 here and here.

February 7, 2018 here and here.

February 8, 2018 here.

February 13, 2018 here, here, here, and here.

February 14, 2018 here, and here.

February 15, 2018 here, here, and here.

February 26, 2018 here.

February 27, 2018 here, here and here.

March 1, 2018 here.

March 20, 2018 here, here and here.

March 21, 2018 here, here and here.

March 22, 2018 here, here, and here. (vote)

April 24, 2018 here and here.

April 25, 2018 here.

April 26, 2018 here and here.

May 1, 2018 here, here ,here and here.

May 2, 2018 here and here.

May 3, 2018 here and here.

May 7, 2018 here.

May 9, 2018 here.

May 22, 2018 here.

May 29, 2018 here and here.

May 30, 2018 here and here.

May 31, 2018 here and here.

June 1, 2018 here.

June 4, 2018 here.

June 5, 2018 here, here and here.

June 6, 2018 here.

June 7, 2018 here and here.


The Senate of Canada has passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, as amended, at third reading. The House of Commons must now consider the Senate’s amendments.

Bill C-45 is a piece of government legislation that would legalize access to cannabis in Canada. The bill would also control and regulate how cannabis is grown, distributed and sold.

Bill C-45 was introduced in the Senate and given first reading on November 28, 2017. It was passed in the House of Commons on November 27, 2017.

Bill C-45 was adopted at second reading in the Senate on March 22, 2018 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

The committee’s report, with amendments to the bill, was adopted on division on May 30, 2018

On May 31, 2018, debate began at third reading. Pursuant to a motion adopted in the Chamber, speeches and amendments were being grouped thematically:

  • May 31: issues relating to cannabis production
  • June 1: issues relating to the sale and distribution of cannabis
  • June 4: international issues relating to cannabis
  • June 5: issues relating to criminal penalties
  • June 6: issues relating to cannabis consumption, public health and matters relating to Indigenous peoples.

The vote at third reading took place on June 7, 2018. Bill C-45 was adopted by a vote of 56 to 30, with one abstention.


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Recreational Use

Across the world many people enjoy cannabis privately or socially in groups. Cannabis can help create a wonderful mood where people can enjoy food, interesting conversations, and the things that bring bouts of unstoppable giggles.

Medicine

The cat is finally out of the bag. The great race is on to patent the next synthetic cannabinoid. Lucky for us, people have been taking care of themselves in this aspect for a hundred years and now you can keep more of your money.

Chronic pain is a good example for cannabis. Muscles are tense, nerve is inflamed, might be depressed and be anxious. Cannabis helps on multiple fronts by relaxing muscles, allays anxiety, elevates mood, diverts attention away from pain and directly targets pain receptors to effectively help break the pain cycle.

Cannabis Treatment

Cannabis and its derivatives could be useful in the treatments of alzheimer's, arthritis, anxiety, anorexia, ADHD, back / neck problems, bipolar disorder, cancer, colitis, cramps, crohn's disease, dementia, depression, eating disorders, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorder, glaucoma, lack of appetite, headaches, hepatitis C, HIV / AIDS, inflammation, insomnia, nausea, migraines, muscular dystrophy, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, PTSD, PMS, pain, phantom limb pain, sleep disorders, stress, spasm, seizures, spinal cord injury, tourette's syndrome and more are being discovered all the time.

Do I have to smoke it?

No, there are many ways to enjoy cannabis and the affects without smoking. The lungs are the fastest way into your body but you can take sublingual doses that will effect you in minutes instead of seconds.

Cannabis and lung cancer

With the loosening of restraints on cannabis research there is now moderate evidence of no statistical association between smoking cannabis and cancers of the lungs, neck or head.

Endocannabinoid System

The fact that the cannabis plants cannabinoids fit our own endocannabinoid system like a key in a lock is amazing. Our bodies make natural cannabinoids that are even found in breast milk. Cannabinoid receptors out number any other in our body.  The possibilities for cannabis are only limited by our imagination. Read more in our Endocannabinoid System section.