"Shutting out the private sector will only allow the illicit trade to flourish."
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It's certainly a different attitude toward marijuana in the province than a few decades ago.
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Bill Blair says the Liberal government won't rush legalization.
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Everybody wants to know when the federal government will finally make this election promise a reality. Will it be next year? Or could it still be a couple of years away? I want to know as much as anyone else. And fortunately, I don't have to resort to asking for guesstimates from eternally-optimistic pot aficionados or tipsy businessmen in the bar. Instead, I'm fortunate enough to have access to the hotshots who run Canada's publicly-traded, industrial-scale growers.
Canada's well-financed medical marijuana LPs boast that they're pioneering the very best industry standards in the world. Now this claim to fame has been besmirched.