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Pubdate: Thu, 13 Jul 2017
Source: Windsor Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 The Windsor Star
Author: Brian Cross
Page: A9


Safety, distribution are among issues in online survey

The province is seeking your opinion on how Ontario should deal with
the legalization of marijuana, to ensure youth are protected, harm is
avoided and roads are safe.

Starting Tuesday, Ontario residents are encouraged to go online and
fill out a survey asking their opinion on important issues related to
legalization, the government said in a news release.

Go to before July 31.

"The legalization of cannabis will mark a big change in our country,"
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said in the release. "Here in Ontario, we
have some important decisions to make - and with so much at stake, we
need to get it right.

"That's why we need to hear from the people of Ontario as we develop
an approach to legalization that keeps our youth, communities and
roads safe."

The federal government introduced legislation earlier this year that
will lead to legalization by July 1, 2018.

The feds expect the provinces to figure out how to regulate the
distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis.

In addition to the survey, the Ontario Legalization of Cannabis
Secretariat is holding a number of forums and engagement sessions
throughout the summer, to seek the opinions of experts from
municipalities, law enforcement, youth agencies, Indigenous
communities, licensed producers and other agencies.
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