Provinces diverge on approach to guidelines on legal marijuana

Setting guidelines related to the minimum legal age, retail sales, public health, education and security are among the wide range of needs
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize recreational cannabis across Canada by next year. Provinces have been busy since the federal government tabled legislation last month to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use, with a primary aim of keeping weed out of the hands of youth and criminals. Ottawa hopes to make it happen by July 2018. Some provinces expressed concern about what they see as a hurried course set by Ottawa toward legalization.