Blunt talk: Liberals dropped the ball on legalization
By Conservative MP Marilyn GladuJan. 16, 2019
The government hasn’t put enough effort into public-education campaigns, and won’t push for more stringent employer drug-testing. That puts Canadians at risk.
Bill Blair, the minister responsible for the Cannabis Act, speaks with reporters in the House foyer on Oct. 14, 2018, three days before recreational cannabis legalization began. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s been nearly three months since the legalization of cannabis, and there is much to be concerned about. Many of these concerns were highlighted to the government before legalization, on Oct. 17, 2018, while some are new.
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