legal cannabis in Canada
Legalizing cannabis will come with strict controls, MP Bill Blair says
Liberal MP Bill Blair wants to make it clear the growth and sale of legal cannabis in Canada will not be a free-for-all.
In an interview, the chief architect of the country’s new marijuana regime frequently used such words as “control” and “strict regulation” as he discussed the federal government’s options.
The former chief of the Toronto Police Service supports legalization, but mainly as a tool to restrict access for young people and to deal with the social and health problems caused by the drug.
Mr. Blair, who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, is keeping his options open as he maps out the path to legal cannabis in Canada. However, he is not siding with the proponents of casual and widespread access to the drug for recreational purposes.