Legalized pot should be sold through LCBO: Union Head says
Bags of pot is held up at a medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver on Friday May 1, 2015. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Marijuana should be sold in LCBO stores when the drug is legalized by the federal government, according to the head of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas said provincial liquor stores have a solid track record of responsibly selling alcohol, and he believes the same standards would be applied to the sale of legalized marijuana. Thomas doubts it will create new jobs. Thomas said the union will be releasing a position paper on the sale of marijuana in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, OPSEU has teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and mental health experts to form a coalition that will advise Ottawa on the potential legalization of marijuana.
The LCBO is a provincial Crown corporation that has a monopoly on the sale of Alcohol.
Source CTV News
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