Latest advances in legalization in North America

In Canada and the United States, recent news on the evolution of the legalization of cannabis.

The application and legalization of cannabis follow different paths, with advances and stagnations. Small points on the situation with some information that has fallen in recent days.

Canada, a delay in the application

Canadian Senators seriously doubt that the month of July will allow the legal lighting of the first joints.

Indeed, a period is necessary in order to allow senators to study the bill and to be able to pass it. For example, Conservative members have indicated that it was impossible to analyze the law in such a short time.

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The Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, specified that a delay of 8 to 10 weeks would be necessary after the vote of the law before the full application of the new legislation.

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This indicates the need to allow cannabis companies to adapt to the law.

Virginia passes medical cannabis law

A law passed unanimously is rare. Indeed, the forty senators of Virginia have approved the law authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

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Virginia State Parliament

Thus, this vote validates that made by the lower house of the Parliament of Virginia last Friday.

“Honestly, until this week, I have always thought about helping my breast cancer patients. Especially young women who have children and have so much to do, but who feel so weak during chemotherapy, ”said Senator Dunnavant, a physician.

“After this week, I will not be able to forget Tamra Netzel, the multiple sclerosis patient and individual who testified on behalf of this bill in committee. helping others in similar situations means a lot to me. " 

In Georgia in the United States, an attempt to legalize recreational cannabis

In this very conservative state, it is an almost symbolic gesture made by Democratic Senator Curt Thompson.

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He has indeed a law project to help legalize cannabis use.

“Historical trends and political trends at the national level, and even here in Georgia, are on our side,” the senator said.

“When I started this, I was the only one supporting this law. There are now six other supporters in the Senate. There are about 17 or 18 on the medical cannabis law, ”Thompson said.

The capital of Georgia, Atlanta, had already made a first gesture for decriminalization in 2017.

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However, Thompson's latest bill does not talk about medical cannabis oil.

Even with additional support, there is still little chance that the bill will pass this year… for now.

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