The conversation of whether individual municipalities or provinces should be responsible for their own self regulating when it comes to cannabis laws. I can definitely see both sides and why it might be beneficial and equally how it might be harmful on the benefit side having individual communities self-regulating can be important because they will have a deeper understanding.
Ending of the needs of their individual communities when there is issue with potential drug usage people struggling with addiction and a whole host of other things. It could even be on the side of people using cannabis for pain relief understanding the individual and specific needs of the communities. That would be using these services.
Is important in this is something that is better done within the community as opposed to an overseeing body who isn't necessarily acutely aware of the intricacies and details of their specific situation. In addition to that when it comes to the topic of introducing cannabis and the industry in indigenous settings. It would or it's even more important for
Regulation and self-governance to be at the Forefront again listening to these communities when it comes to potential for profiting off of indigenous lands. It's important for the indigenous Community to be integrated in the decision-making process and for their point of view to be heavily considered when it comes to the health of their community and ensuring that they are accruing a lot of benefits from
really using that land. This is an ongoing conversation and it kind of mirrors the model especially in the United States with the introduction of casinos, but only on reservations and the benefits and harms that that has caused. This is something that we can learn from and ensure that we are keeping indigenous voices centered in the conversation.
Ultimately having this regulation be self contained within the communities that they are affecting can be beneficial for having kind of an ear to the ground and understanding exactly what the community needs on the other hand. It can introduce some issues when it comes to people's understanding of the law and how that law or those regulations changes as their physical body moves throughout different.
Faces if different municipalities are governing or regulating in different ways. If someone were to move from one location to the other the important for them to be able to access the information in the differences between the two municipalities very easily. This could potentially result. If the dissemination of this information was not readily available I could see this causing issues when it comes to policing and regulation.
And enforcement of these different laws. This is something police intervention and the justice system is something that disproportionally negatively impacts marginalized communities primarily by POC individuals. So making sure that there was conscious systems put in place when it comes to the regulation or enforcing regulation and making sure that that
process is Equitable would be an important consideration to make it would also be very important for people to know who to go to what department to go to to ask these questions to raise concerns and to provide feedback and if that body is not centralized and regulated as one specific Department within one specific level of
of government, then that could cause increased confusion and make it difficult for people who are attempting to seek out this information to get it from a reputable Source ultimately there are definitely pros and cons to this approach. And as far as what is best in the end. I think it comes to Consulting the professionals Consulting research and Consulting affected communities.