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Chris Mayerson, master cultivator at Aurora Cannabis, holds finished product at Alberta's first medical marijuana operation, near Cremona, Alta., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.(Jeff McIntosh for the Globe and Mail)
Chris Mayerson, master cultivator at Aurora Cannabis, holds finished product at Alberta's first medical marijuana operation, near Cremona, Alta., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.(Jeff McIntosh for the Globe and Mail)
(Jeff McIntosh For The Globe and Mail)

Dan Malleck

Why should liquor control boards manage weed sales? They already know how

Dan Malleck is the author of When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origin of Canada’s Drug Laws. He is an associate professor of health sciences at Brock University.

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the provincial liquor control board is the best way to sell pot. Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger made the same comment three weeks earlier. Ontario and B.C.’s government employees union have also called for it to be sold through existing liquor retailers.