Article by The Toronto Star
A Prince Edward Island advocate for medicinal marijuana is praising the province’s decision to allow up to four cannabis plants per home and consumption in “designated spaces” after legal cannabis sales start up.
The province provided updated plans Tuesday for the sale of marijuana once the federal government has passed its legalization bill for recreational use later this year.
The P.E.I. government has already said the legal age for buying cannabis will be 19, and that cannabis will be sold at four government stores around the Island, as well as online, with adults being allowed to carry a maximum of 30 grams.
The rules spelled out Tuesday make it clear that Islanders will be allowed to grow up to four plants in residences, provided minors don’t have access to them. As well, there will be “certain designated spaces” where consumption will be permitted.
“I think that’s fantastic,” said Annie MacEachern, an marijuana advocate based in Charlottetown.
“I think it’s wonderful to allow anyone who would like the option to grow their own plants at home. Especially as we will have only four government (marijuana) outlets on the Island.