Opinion Column

Planning for legal pot

Last week, Finance Ministers for Manitoba and the other provinces and territories met in Ottawa where discussions on the legalization of cannabis was on the agenda.

Cannabis will be legal

Like it or not, the federal government is insisting that cannabis will be legal in Canada by July 2018. The Manitoba Government has been clear that, while this process is rushed, we have to get ready. We take the view that, first and foremost, government must put the focus on the health and safety of its citizens.