Canada faced a shortage of marijuana to legalization

Canada faced a shortage of marijuana to legalization

Canada are faced with a shortage of marijuana in the year prior to legalization, reports Bloomberg, citing a statement by the Finance Minister of Ontario Charles Sousa.

According to the Agency, this week hosted a meeting of representatives of Federal and regional authorities, during which they discussed the critical shortage of marijuana.

“The biggest problem that arises after the discussion, is a problem of supply,” the Minister said following the meeting. He also noted that the demand for marijuana is already quite high, so by the time of legalization it is necessary to organize the volume of supply sufficient to satisfy it. The only way you will accomplish the task that confronts the government to rid the country of illegal trafficking of the drug, added Sousa.

SVS News previously reported that the government of Canada intends to legalize marijuana July 1, 2018, with the age limit to 18 years. It is planned that license manufacturers would give the Federal government and regional will be able to set the price of the product and increase the age limit if necessary.