Liberal pot czar in St. Catharines

The Liberal government's pot czar in St. Catharines today for a closed session  with community stakeholders.

Former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair is heading up the task force examining marijuana legalization.

A number of community groups joining the discussion including Community Care, the John Howard Society, Brock, Niagara College, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik and St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Wood.

There is another meeting later today with Niagara Police.

Blair telling CKTB's Tom McConnell the focus is putting a legal framework in place that will protect children while helping consumers make educated choices.

Blair has been in London and Sarnia earlier in this week meeting with other stakeholders.