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BONOKOSKI: Smoking out the amendments to recreational pot legislation

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When the Senate approved the Trudeau Liberals’ plan to be the hippest nation on Earth with the legalization of the just-for-the-fun-of-it use of marijuana, it asked for almost four dozen amendments.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected outright one proposed Senate amendment that would give the provinces and territories the right to ban home-grown marijuana.

So, don’t get out the Weed B Gon quite yet.

One of the more interesting recommendations was the Upper Chamber’s proposal — rejected by the Liberal — to severely restrict cannabis companies from getting into the swag business by advertising their brands on shirts, ball caps and who knows what else?

Condoms, perhaps. Or junk food munchies. In California, for example, where recreational marijuana is already legal, one would be hard-pressed to drive down any freeway in Los Angeles and not see billboards celebrating the Age of Aquarius where, as the 5th Dimension once sang,........

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