It’s difficult to remember now how anxious Manitoba and other provincial governments were a year and a half ago about the looming legalization of cannabis. Provinces thought they needed a year’s delay beyond the federal government’s July 1, 2018, target date for legalization. They had to train and equip police officers. They had to write regulations. They had to license retailers. It was all moving too fast.
Legalization took effect in October, three months later than planned. The floodgates were opened and the river continued to flow much the way it did before.
Canada has now completed more than a calendar year with legal cannabis sold in government-licensed stores.
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