DeGurse, Carl 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2017
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1 CN MB: Column: Legal Pot Will Pose ChallengesTue, 25 Jul 2017
Source:Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB) Author:DeGurse, Carl Area:Manitoba Lines:100 Added:07/28/2017

WILL you partake? That's a reasonable question given the upcoming legalization of marijuana, but it's only one of many questions that will arise.

The legalization of a recreational drug is extremely rare and it will challenge both the Pallister government and individual Manitobans with unaccustomed issues. The government is dealing only with legalities, leaving individuals on their own to resolve the personal, family and social issues that will come with legal marijuana.

At their meeting in Edmonton last week, the premiers mulled questions such as: where and how will it be sold? What will be the legal age to partake? How will courts prosecute drugged driving, given that breathalyzers don't work with marijuana intoxication? How many plants will gardeners be allowed to grow on their own?

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