The impending legalization of marijuana nation wide by next summer has a number of provincial leaders concerned it’s happening too quickly.
Saskatchewan is one of those provinces.
Deputy Premier Don Morgan was in Ottawa Tuesday taking part in the First Ministers meeting.
Provincial, territorial and Indigenous leaders all sat down to discuss a number of topics with the Federal Government including legalizing pot and the Feds’ plan to end small business tax provisions.
Morgan says they simply need more time to implement to marijuana policies properly, he says Saskatchewan has asked for an additional six months to a year.
“We are doing the things we think are necessary,” Morgan said in an interview with 620 CKRM News. “Our ask of the federal government is would they give us an additional 6 months, or 12 months, to make sure we can do it properly. So that we don’t have a court challenge. So we have all our resources in place to do it the way we have to.”
Morgan says their primary concerns are keeping pot out of schools and the work place as well as impaired driving, something Morgan acknowledged as already an problem province wide.