The province of Alberta is looking for feedback on proposed framework for the legalization of cannabis.
Residents have until Oct. 27 to share their views on the framework released by the province. But Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA Scott Cyr believes that isn’t long enough.
“Thirty days right in the middle of a municipal election, especially with the fact that there are quite a number of contested races and we could end up with a lot of new councils,” he said, adding he wishes the government would extend their consultation period.
The framework defines who will be permitted to buy, sell and consume cannabis once it’s legalized. It also determines where users will be allowed to consume the drug.
Age of consumption and purchase was a concern for residents across Alberta. The released proposal permits anyone 18 or older to purchase and consume the drug.