I need to emphasize I'm not here representing the jurisdiction of Nova Scotia. I'm here representing the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health. But I will say that, like many other provinces, we're working as hard and fast as we can through a complex situation.
My last point is that we really need to understand that the current situation, where cannabis is illegal but there's a huge amount of use, is going to continue. If we delay the shift to legalization, it's not going to decrease use. It will actually continue the kind of grey zone we have now where the rules are very unclear.
My own opinion is that it won't be perfect, but the sooner we move to a legal framework, under which we can then start to work on the other pieces, will create clarity for Canadians, clarity for the health system, and clarity for our criminal justice folks.