One local MLA doesn’t think that the province has fully thought out the potential economic benefits that come with cannabis legalization. Pictou East MLA Tim Houston says that the Liberal government has missed a serious opportunity by selling the drug through the liquor corporation.
Houston beleives that the province should allow people to open up a private shop to sell the drug, only with the correct permits and documentation. Houston also thinks the Liberals set the legal age to low:
Houston says that many studies have shown that the brain still develops until the age of 25, meaning using the drug at 19 can be dangerous. According to Houston, more open conversations are needed to ensure the legalization is rolled out correctly.