By Matt Lamers
Canadian senators appointed by Liberal and Conservative prime ministers are openly mulling whether the July 1 deadline set by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to legalize recreational marijuana is attainable.
After elected members of the House of Commons pass Bill C-45 – which is expected to happen before Christmas – the marijuana legalization bill heads to the Senate for consideration.
Trudeau Senate appointee André Pratte said ensuring that the legislation is “right” is more important than meeting the “political deadline” of July 1, CBC News reported.
However, Tony Dean, the senator sponsoring the bill, is promising to keep the bill on schedule.