Nelson Mayor reaction to Federal bill on legalizing recreational marijuana
The Federal Liberals have launched their long awaited effort to legalize recreational marijuana.
While Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak says there is more clarity being offered from the feds, there is still some uncertainty for local governments.
For example she says that if people have the ability to grow in their own homes, does that fall under local police or a local heath inspector that's governed by the province.
Kozak says they'd also like to work in tandem with all levels of government to make sure that some of the revenue is shared with local government so they can enforce, and monitor how things are going in communities.
Meanwhile UBCM has sent out a survey to local government representatives asking for feedback about the legislation that can then be passed along to the Federal Government.