Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau is feeling frustrated as dispensaries are opening before legalization is in place.
In Toronto, its widespread issue as dispensaries are forced to close. Its already encompassed British Columbia. This year in Vancouver tents were set up outside the PNE selling cannabis next to the street. Its a little out of hand as dispensaries that are not supplied by a licensed producer (LP) backing it are multiplying ahead of legalization.
“People are right now breaking the law,” Trudeau told the Star’s editorial board on Friday.
“We haven’t changed the laws. We haven’t legalized it yet. Yes, we got a clear mandate to do that. We’ve said we will. We’ve said we’re going to do it to protect our kids and to keep the money out of the pockets of criminals.”
He’s still promising that legalization is on his mandate with certain promise to protect against access for children. and promising to remove the criminal element out of selling marijuana.
This is on the heels of a Government report that was released this week regarding the Task Force on cannabis legalization and regulation.
The report provided a guideline to give advice on a minimum age, product warnings, growing limitations and measures to prevent drub-impaired driving.
Canada’s becoming the second country in the world to legalize Marijuana. Uruguay was the first to do so in 2013. When legalization hits Canada in 2017 with sales starting by 2018, it will become a $4.5 billion industry by 2021. Currently, the illegal selling of marijuana tops 7 billion.
Meanwhile, cannabis in Canada is still in prohibition as dispensaries are opening, Trudeau still wants municipalities to enforce the law.