Premiers say Ottawa must deal with cannabis supply, attract producers to legal market and beef up enforcement of illegal sales

Ashley Keenan, The Growth Op

While progress is being made on the cannabis file, Canada’s premiers are calling on Ottawa to take bolder action to meet the demand for safe products, reduce illegal market activity and ensure provinces don’t continue to lose money.

This meeting of minds follows the recently wrapped get-together in Saskatoon, Sask. from July 9 to 11. On the docket of the Council of Federation Summer meeting was a discussion of the successes and shortcomings of cannabis legalization since last October.

The federal government, which is responsible for licensing cannabis producers, was urged to quickly address the ongoing inadequacy of cannabis supply. The supply issue affects the ability for provinces and territories to meet the demand for safe products and reduce illegal market activity, notes a press release issued by the Government of Saskatchewan following the meeting.

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