Premiers meeting in Yukon concerned about legalization of marijuana
'There's real concerns,' says Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister
Premiers meeting in the Yukon say they want quick action from the federal government on the legalization of marijuana to prevent a patchwork of enforcement and distribution across the country.
"There's real concerns," said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister before heading into the meeting Thursday in Whitehorse.
"It's one of the issues I want to raise today," he said. "I would hope we can develop a national approach, a co-operative approach."
British Columbia's Christy Clark echoed Pallister's worries around public health, safety and distribution.
"We need to see the federal legislation," she said. "We will build a system focused on safety."
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said he's most concerned about consistent enforcement across Canada when it comes to marijuana use.