The new federal Health Minister says no one should be surprised about the intent to legalise marijuana next July.
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor points out it was made clear the Liberals would legalise pot this during the federal election campaign of 2015.
Some concern has been expressed by police whether they will be ready by next July. She says additional resources have been given to law enforcement and pilot testing is underway.
Petitpas-Taylor expects edibles to be on the market a year after marijuana is legalised but there’s no firm date in place yet.