Some Provinces Moving Ahead on Legal Pot Plans, Ontario’s Strategy Still Hazy

Several provinces are plowing full-steam ahead with plans to ask the public how they should manage the introduction of legal recreational pot in Canada. But Ontario, it seems, isn’t one of them.

Or, if there are plans, the province’s “Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat” is not ready to share them yet. Secretariat officials have been holding private meetings and promise to “engage with the public” later.

The lack of information is surprising, says Jeffrey Lizotte, the CEO of NextWave Brands, a cannabis lobbying and consulting firm.

Ontario is the country’s most populous province, and the epicentre of the legal cannabis industry, he notes. More than half of the Health Canada licensed grow-ops that sell to medical patients are in Ontario, and those facilities are expanding to supply recreational pot users, too.

– Read the entire article at Ottawa Citizen.