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Post : Manitoba government defending decision to ban home-grown pot
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4273586/manitoba-government-defending-decision-to-ban-home-grown-pot/
Posted : June 14, 2018 at 6:56 am
Author : globalnewsdigital
Tags : Cannabis, Federal Government, home grown pot, Manitoba Government, Marijuana, pot
Categories : Politics

Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government says it will plow ahead with plans to ban home-grown marijuana, regardless of what the federal government decides.

Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says the authority to regulate home cultivation falls under provincial jurisdiction and Manitoba will defend that right if need be.

A bill now before Parliament would allow people to grow up to four plants in their homes once recreational use of cannabis is legalized later this year.

The Senate recently amended the bill to specify that provinces can ban home-grown pot, but the federal government has rejected that amendment along with a dozen or so other proposed changes.

Manitoba and Quebec have made it clear they want to restrict home-grown marijuana.

With the bill now heading back to the House of Commons, Stefanson says Manitoba has no intention of letting the federal government set the rules.

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