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LISTEN: Fort McMurray – Wood Buffalo MLA Yao Wants to See Legalization Pushed Back

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

A local MLA wants to see the legalization of marijuana pushed back by at least a year.

Speaking on Fort McMurray Matters, MLA for Fort McMurray – Wood Buffalo Tany Yao says there are too many concerns that still need to be addressed.

After talking with different RCMP detachments, he believes they still need to work on ways to ensure everyone is safe.

“One thing they identified is it might come down to good old school sobriety tests, getting the personal walk a line, demonstrating some skills in their coordination as well as their ability to answer questions.”

“Right now there are a lot of questions about the testing,” he added.

Yao also adds the federal and provincial governments should continue to learn more about the drug and what legalization has done for other areas.

“We have communities in the United States like Colorado that can provide some of their experiences to us.”

He notes another year of addressing issues and studying the drug will go along way in protecting all Albertans who use cannabis and those who don’t.

The Federal Government continues to say legalization is expected by July of this year.

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