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Apr 12, 2022

Musa Sets the Record Straight for Cannabis Legislation Timeline

While there seems to be some discrepancy about the timeline given for additional changes, the Minister of New Growth Industries reiterated that the extension granted by the senate is not for the gathering of signatures to trigger a cannabis referendum.


Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa, Minister of New Growth Industries

“What I heard in the Senate was when the Leader of Government Business got up and said that he was going to give a month, not for a referendum, but for any changes to the law. So let’s be very clear there, he wasn’t saying, you have a month, go get your signatures. It’s one month to get changes to the law. He then got up at the end of the debate on the bill to say, “You know what, it appears that you all will never, ever agree to this and so we are moving now because you’ve had all the time to recommend changes over the last year and four months. We’re going to give you until the eleventh of this month, which was yesterday.” I have to see whether or not it was passed into law I don’t know.”

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