TASK FORCE: LEGALIZE MARIJUANA SALES TO THOSE OVER 18
Dec 13, 2016
By Bob Komsic
A task force, appointed by the federal government to study the legalization of marijuana, recommends sales be restricted to those 18 and older with personal growing limits of four plants per person.
Headed by former federal Liberal cabinet minister Anne McLellan, the report says recreational pot should not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco and that production be monitored with a ”seed-to-sale tracking system” to prevent it from finding its way to the black market.
(Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)
The 106-page report also recommends higher-potency pot be taxed at a higher rate, while limiting personal possession to no more than 30 grams and allowing for what it calls ”social sharing.”
The task force also suggests Ottawa imposed many of the same restrictions that currently apply to alcohol and tobacco sales, namely limits on advertising, to cannabis, to discourage use by young Canadians.
The Trudeau government’s promised to legalize recreational pot use and sales next year.