Report outlines recommendations including government-run stores to sell marijuana
Researchers from UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research are making 12 recommendations as Canada looks to legalize the sale of marijuana.
The researchers are submitting a report to the task force on marijuana legalization, outlining what they would like to see regarding the sale, distribution, and pricing of pot once it becomes legal in Canada.
Scott McDonald says one of the Centre’s main recommendations is that marijuana be sold in government-run stores, rather than private dispensaries.
“Government stores have better control over issues relating to pricing and labeling and enforcement of minimum age requirements.”
The group would like to see prices set high enough to address public health issues, but not so high that it encourages a black market.
And they also want to see labeling that would list the THC content in the products, particularly ones that are edible.
The task force on marijuana legalization and regulation is expected to submit its final report to government by November.