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Thanks to Andrew Sacks of SWD for the following article
Trudeau vowed to legalize marijuana across Canada by July. It hasn’t been that easy.
“If legislation is ready to go in July 2018, policing will not be ready to go in August. It’s impossible,” Rick Barnum, deputy commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, told the health committee of Canada’s House of Commons last month as it studied the proposed law.
Barnum was part of a contingent of police chiefs from across Canada expressing concern that there isn’t time to train enough police officers to detect impaired driving among cannabis users and that if police are not ready for legalization, organized crime will take advantage of the situation to secure its hold on the market.
Doctors are also worried by the legislation, which will set the minimum age for consumption at 18, although Canada’s 10 provinces will be permitted to raise the minimum age if they wish.
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And MJ Biz Headlines
- Quebec to use government stores to sell recreational cannabis
- Acquisitions to help Aurora gear up for Canada’s home grow MJ market
- Tilray exports medical cannabis to New Zealand for national dispersal
- British Columbia firm planning massive medical marijuana greenhouse in Australia
- Canada could add 150,000 cannabis jobs – some with salaries nearing six digits
- Ontario producer to supply cannabis oil to nursing homes
- Poll: Canadians want private sector involved in cannabis retail
- British Columbia aims to pass recreational marijuana rules next year