I have two thoughts. It certainly creates a number of problems around continuing to normalize cannabis as totally socially acceptable. In Nova Scotia, we have had meetings with owners of rental properties and there are a number of substantive and real concerns, from their perspective as property owners, about tenants who are growing and the impacts on multi-unit dwellings. However, I also think we have to be realistic. People are going to grow cannabis whether we say it's legal or not, so that becomes a bit of a conundrum around enforcement. Overall, I think it would be better to have cannabis produced, bought, and sold through a well-regulated legal market and minimize other sources.
On September 14th, 2017. See this statement in context.