Article by Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17, following the passing of bill C-45 in the senate the previous day.
But exactly how marijuana will be sold in Ontario currently lends itself to more questions than answers.
The Liberals had set it up so that the province would have a complete monopoly on selling recreational pot with their own stores.
Now that Progressive Conservative Doug Ford is about to take the reigns, it seems he is leaving the door open to change. How dramatically he will change course, if he chooses to, is the key question.
Just after Ford won the PC leadership, he suggested he was open to the idea of a free market — the premier-designate is a proponent of less government control.
During CityNews’ election debate in May, Ford picked a fight with Kathleen Wynne over marijuana, but didn’t specifically mention how it should be sold.