Task-force leader on legalizing marijuana urges prohibition, for now

All dispensaries and compassion clubs across Canada still operate outside the federal government’s medical-marijuana program
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Anne McLellan, head of an official task force that submitted recommendations to Ottawa on how best to legalize cannabis, said police everywhere should enforce the existing prohibition of marijuana, despite several communities in British Columbia choosing to regulate – not raid – illegal pot shops. Vancouver crafted Canada’s first municipal marijuana bylaw in response to what was a "growing difficult situation for them." The former minister of public safety, health and justice, said other cities should not follow suit before the current laws change, echoing what the federal government has repeatedly said when asked about the rise of illegal dispensaries.