Article by CBC News
It appears Premier Doug Ford doesn’t approve of his own government’s new rules that would allow people to smoke cannabis in public parks.
With marijuana set to become legal on Oct.17, Ford is vowing Friday to have his finance minister and attorney general take another look at legislation unveiled two days ago that allows cannabis use wherever people can currently smoke cigarettes.
Ford directly contradicted that plan while speaking with reporters, saying: “We won’t be allowing [cannabis use] close to parks.”
“That’s unacceptable, our priority is to keep children safe.”
Following the news conference, officials from the premier’s office said Ford was only referring to playgrounds.