A gathering of the country’s premiers—the majority Conservative—called on Ottawa to fix supply issues (though it’s hard to say how much those still exist, and how much they remain a talking point for Conservatives attacking the federal Liberal government).
- The premiers called on Ottawa to make buying legal more desirable, but they also want Ottawa to crack down harder on illicit sales—particularly those made on widespread Mail-Order-Marijuana Sites (MOMS).
- Alberta says REC supply remains strong for all.
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- Conservative MP, REC-opponent, and potential health minister in a Conservative government, Marilyn Gladu (best remembered for the anti-cannabis poem she wrote and read to the House of Commons) said she isn’t sure legalization is the right decision.
- Justice Minister David David Lametti approved a second saliva-testing device for use by police at roadside stops. The Abbot SoToxa works better in cold weather than its predecessor, the Dragaer DrugTest 5000, and is said to be somewhat faster in delivering responses, the constitutionality of saliva tests has not yet been tested in court, but defence lawyers predict that will happen soon.