COLLINS – Legalizing pot will take time, money and education to do right

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LEGALIZING POTis taking about as much discussion time these days as the opioid crisis. Now that the Trudeau government is moving ahead on the subject, the questions now center around the procedures used to grow and sell it, and how to make its use safe.

There are other concerns as well that need to be addressed. How do we monitor the use of cannabis for those who partake and drive?

What kind of machines will we have to develop to determine the level of intoxication and is there time to build them before the government puts the laws into effect? How will laws on driving while under the influence be integrated into current laws?


Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

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