Ottawa signals hands-off stance on provincial rec cannabis plans

Canada’s federal government has indicated it won’t interfere in how provinces decide to regulate distribution, taxation and retail when adult-use marijuana is slated to become legal next summer – regardless of how the provincial programs are implemented. “Each province has the flexibility to design it the way they think most appropriate. Ontario has laid out their proposal. That’s within their jurisdiction to do,” Canada’s public safety minister, Ralph Goodale, told reporters, according to The Canadian Press. Last week, Ontario became the first province in Canada to announce a framework to govern recreational marijuana, but it has ... Ottawa signals hands-off stance on provincial rec cannabis plans is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs