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The federal government has released the results of its public consultation on the legalization of marijuana and revealed its proposals for how recreational cannabis will be packaged and regulated.
“Over the past two years we have consulted extensively on our plans to legalize, regulate and restrict access to cannabis,” MP Bill Blair, the federal government’s point man on pot legalization, told reporters Monday in the foyer of the House of Commons.
“What we’ve heard from Canadians is clear: these regulations must protect the health and safety of Canadians, particularly our youth, while at the same time enabling a diverse, competitive and legal industry comprising both large and small players that can displace the existing illicit market for cannabis.”
“Its very important for us to ensure the safety features are there in place,” Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor told reporters Monday. “We want to make sure that it’s child-proof and that it’s tamper-evident.”
The Trudeau government’s proposals include restrictions on the color of packaging and the depiction of branding, requirements for mandatory warning labels and a ban on packaging designed to appeal to young people.
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