Ottawa’s July 1st, 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana is non-negotiable.
PEI Finance Minister Allen Roach joined the other provincial finance ministers in Ottawa Monday for a meeting with federal Minister Bill Morneau. Some provincial ministers raised fears the federal government is moving too rapidly to end pot prohibition.
But Morneau says — while he realizes some provinces are moving faster toward legalization than others — the Feds are sticking to the deadline.
Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by Ottawa’s tight timeline and has asked for an extension to address the legal, social and health challenges of a regulated cannabis market.