Article by Winnipeg Sun
The federal government should postpone legislation to legalize marijuana, planned for the spring, because there are still too many details to work out, says Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.
“We’ve done a fair bit of preparatory work here and research, and the more we do, the more we unlock complexities that need to be addressed that are not minor things,” Pallister told reporters Tuesday.
“I know at least some of the other first ministers have these concerns as well.”
Pallister said he will speak with other premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the issue at a first ministers conference Friday in Ottawa.
While federal legislation is just a few months away, details on everything from how pot will be sold to dosage limits remain up in the air. Pallister wants the provinces and Ottawa to develop common rules.