Kathleen Wynne Calls Doug Ford Pot Privatization Comments ‘Reckless’

Article by The Canadian Press via CBC News

Kathleen Wynne calls Doug Ford pot privatization comments 'reckless' Ford has opposed government control of industry, is open to a free legal cannabis market The Canadian Press. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said her party carefully crafted legal cannabis regulations in the province and it would be reckless for sales to be privatized, as new PC Leader Doug Ford has talked about doing. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario’s premier is calling Doug Ford’s comments on marijuana sales “reckless” after the Tory leader suggested legalized pot be sold in places other than government-run stores.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontarians don’t want “cannabis sold next to candy bars” in corner stores.

Ford, who was elected leader of the province’s Progressive Conservatives late Saturday, told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning Tuesday he’s open to greater privatization of marijuana sales, adding that the government should move slowly on the issue.

Wynne says her Liberal government did a lot of research before deciding on the plan to closely regulate the sale of cannabis once it’s legalized this year.

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