The call is in response to a policy resolution put forth at the OCC’s AGM this past May and the federal government’s commitment to move forward on this file.
A robust consultative process aimed at developing a regulatory framework for distribution of this product is key, as all involved have a social responsibility to ensure there are no added pressures on community health and safety.
As such, the OCC encourages policy designed with the following principles in mind:
- Eliminating the underground economy
- Limit points of access
- Communities must be
- Invest in addiction prevention and treatment
- Ensure products are subject to best-practice health regulation
presenting a report to the federal government in November.
In a press release on the task force, the Canadian government reiterated its commitment to “introducing legislation on the legalization and strict regulation of marijuana in the spring of 2017.”
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