The federal government made an election promise on legalizing marijuana and they won, so we have to work towards implementation.
That from Premier Brad Wall as the Council of Federation meetings wrapped up in Edmonton with the provincial and territorial leaders.
The legalization of pot was one of the discussion topics today (Wed), with the Premiers wanting more clarification from the federal government on the public safety, enforcement, education and tax issues.
He worries about how quickly next July is coming, which is the when the federal government has said is when marijuana will be legalized.
The Premier attended the Western Governors meeting a few weeks ago and spoke to Colorado’s governor.
The State legalized marijuana back in 2012.
Wall says Governor John Hickenlooper is supportive of that ruling, but still has some cautionary tales.