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Confusion over cannabis rules are to be expected as 95 years of prohibition ends but it's also "time to pull the trigger," say industry observers and political players who are divided on whether the federal Liberals have done enough to communicate those changes to get consumers and industry ready as legalization rolls out across the country on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s (Papineau, Que.) assertion that “legalization is not an event” but “a process,” resonated with many

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Cannabis confusion ‘nature of the beast’ as 95-year ban ends, but it’s ‘time to pull the trigger,’ say experts, politicos

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Liberals are spending $100-million over six years on public awareness campaigns, which most insiders say are a good start but opposition MPs slam as a ‘failure.’

In the days before cannabis legalization, Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair told reporters Canada's regulated market will do a 'much better job protecting our kids' and begin an 'important process' offering consumers 'a responsible and healthier choice.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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