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Updated: Liberals drop controversial height restriction on homegrown pot plants

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 10:57 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Liberals have dumped the controversial 100-centimetre height restriction on homegrown cannabis plants that lawyers had warned was apt to be struck down in court for arbitrariness and irrationality.

Ottawa criminal defence counsel Michael SprattAmong the more than 20 mostly technical amendments to the Trudeau government’s proposed Cannabis Act (C-45) passed during clause-by-clause study this week, the Liberal and NDP members of the Commons Health Committee eliminated the height restriction on the four plants that each adult will be allowed to grow and also reduced to...