Focus on organized crime
Marijuana should have been decriminalized immediately by the new government, and money, time and precious limited court facilities not wasted on 16,000 unnecessary cases of possession in 2016 (plus how many this year and next until the promised summer of 2018?).
Like the present grow-ops and dispensaries, the police have been put on notice, but with a lot more lead time to get officers out and trained as required. How much more slowly can one introduce a law than three years, for the rest of the system to be ready? I am sure changes in tax legislation do not get that long for the private sector to catch up.
I fail to see how robberies and home invasions are going to increase just because a family might have a few plants growing when every family will have that option. I am sure the focus should be on organized crime and not domestic cases — domestic ones will be legal soon, so focus on the real concerns that won’t be legal for some time to come. Gary Cameron Kingston