[Transcribed] Hi there, my name is Grace Moffitt. So the issue that I am being posed with is the fact that
We understand that the Cannabis legalization Act was passed in October of 2017 by the federal government, but that the municipal and provincial governments are being asked to deal with the downstream effects of it. So, I understand why they would ask the provincial in the municipal government to deal with the effects of cannabis legalization seeing how how we need to
respond to potential issues will be a local problem and a local solution because how someone responds and Rural, Newfoundland
Compared to how someone responds and you know Vancouver City. It's going to be der a statically different likely and so I get why that needs to be at the hands of those more local government governing structures. However, I think there's an issue with it being put in place by one government, but then being asked to be
I dealt with by another government. First of all, that's just a bit of a frustrating situation because
You know someone else ends up having to potentially clean up a mess that they didn't make is more or less what this is presenting. However
I think the bigger issue at play is the fact that
Are the result of not some of something not being dealt with at the Upstream level. I use the example of if you pour spilt milk on a table. You're not going to start cleaning it from the ground, but you're going to clean it from the top because that's going to deal with everything and lead to a lot less issues at the bottom. And that's quicker and that's more efficient and it's more logical.
And that's kind of what we're seeing with this issue is that the federal government not has not addressed the Upstream issues of cannabis. So for example, we look at you know, the the were likely result of having more people driving impaired because they've used cannabis and there's no way to actually test for cannabis in your body.
when driving and so when that gets dealt with a can't be the fact that the federal or the provincial and Municipal governments are necessarily just going to find them or you know penalize them or give them some sort of rest, but rather, you know that's going to happen if they're not been trained properly and
That needs to be a mandate and a policy at the federal level so that the Situation's of across all the school boards to kind of teach people about the effects of driving impaired while using marijuana people know the effects for the most part about drinking alcohol, but not necessarily about the effects of using marijuana. So that's one and you know there needs to be bigger greater mess.
Messages of encouraging people to think before they get in that car and to use compassion and empathy to realize that it's not just affecting the driver but it's affecting everyone else on the roads and other passengers. So without that being mandated at the federal level. I don't think we're going to see that at the provincial Municipal level and it won't be an effective way to minimize the effects of the legalization.
Ation of marijuana in Canada. Thank you.