Ottawa vows strict regulation of recreational marijuana

There will be no amnesty for current pot users, and the government promised to continue to support the crackdown on illegal dispensaries in cities
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Thursday, June 30, 2016

canada-marijuana-thumbThe federal government is moving toward a restrictive market for recreational marijuana, vowing to impose potency limits, controls on advertising, and strict rules over the production and sale of the drug. Ottawa has unveiled a nine-member panel to draw up Canada’s new marijuana framework, sending out the clearest signal to date that it is not bowing to the demands of members of the illegal pot industry that has boomed in recent months. (See also: Prohibit marijuana for Canadians under 25? How about a hit of reality | 7 in 10 Canadians support marijuana legalization)