Doug Ford Contradicts His Own Government’s Cannabis Plan, Says Smoking in Parks is ‘Unacceptable’

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Doug Ford contradicts his own government's cannabis plan, says smoking in parks is 'unacceptable' Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Premier vows his ministers will make sure cannabis use is off-limits wherever kids may be around CBC News Premier Doug Ford, centre, is already questioning his own government's cannabis rules, with legalization just weeks away. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

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.

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