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LETTER – Still work to be done on cannabis, but legislation is a good start

Re: federal legislation on marijuana:

We’re happy to see such comprehensive regulations that take into account so many of the recommendations from the task force report from last year. While there is still much to be done, Canada is the first G20 or G7 nation to take on this goal of full, federal legalization, and Canadians should be excited by the possibility this presents to hit the reset button on how we see cannabis.

There is still much work to be done, but it’s inspiring to see such a comprehensive approach to legalizing cannabis being tabled in parliament. We look forward to the advances in research and innovation that will help position Canada as a global leader in responsible cannabis regulations.

Much of the discussion about cannabis is taking place with little understanding of the diversity of public opinion on germane issues. The development of successful public policy will require a profound understanding of the public mindset towards these matters. Understanding the level of public awareness and engagement, and public opinion on matters that will need to be decided through legislation, will be an important part of ensuring that legislation is developed that is accepted by society.

​BARINDER RASODE

Chief Executive Officer

NICHE Canada

Editor’s Note: NICHE is an independent, not-for-profit organization advocating for a safe and sustainable cannabis industry.

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