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Do Pot and Booze Mix? There’s a Turf War in Canada Over Where to Sell Weed

on Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:40 pm
Even though Justin Trudeau has yet to say exactly when or how he will make marijuana legal for recreational use in Canada, a battle is brewing over whether it should be sold alongside booze.

On Wednesday, Liberal Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne declared that once it's legalized, marijuana ought to be sold through the stores run by the province's liquor control board, the LCBO, that has a monopoly on all hard alcohol and select imported wines.

"It makes sense that the liquor distribution mechanism that we have in place at LCBO is very well-suited to putting in place the social responsibility aspects that would need to be in place," she told reporters at the Ontario legislature.

Wynne, a vocal advocate for Trudeau throughout the federal election, stressed that she does not know when Trudeau will move to legalize marijuana. Other provinces have also said they would like to see legal weed sold through their respective liquor control regimes.

One of Trudeau's major campaign promises was to "legalize, regulate, and restrict" access to marijuana in Canada, saying that the current criminal laws around it are ineffective.........................

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