By Siobhan O’ Grady for Foreign Policy. Among Justin Trudeau’s many promises to make Canada great again? Nationwide legalization of marijuana.
But according to Québec’s finance minister, Carlos Leitao, his province has “no plan, no idea, and no intention of commercializing [marijuana].”
Leitao told Canadian newspaper La Presse Thursday that he “will never have the obligation to commercialize [marijuana] even if it becomes legal,” and does not want to be involved in federal government distribution plans. “It’s not up to the province of Quebec to do that,” he said.
Leitao, who belongs to Québec’s Liberal Party, made the comments amid speculation that marijuana could be sold out of liquor stores that are government-run.