Greg Engel, the former pharmaceutical executive who was named as CEO of Canadian licensed cannabis producer Tilray earlier this year, wrote an editorial that was published by the National Post. He addressed the recent victory of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party as an opportunity to “rethink our country’s approach to cannabis,” calling for safety as a priority, the need to improve access and affordability, and the extension of the current mail-order-only system to one that includes local outlets.
I am optimistic about the new government’s approach to cannabis. New political leadership means opportunities to export not only our expertise but also a supply of rigorously produced and tested medical cannabis to global medical markets, which are dependent on imports from countries such as Canada.
There is enormous potential for Canada to correct the harms caused by cannabis prohibition, generate meaningful tax revenue, protect children and establish this country as a global leader in this rapidly emerging industry.
Read “Greg Engel: No need to reinvent the wheel on cannabis”: http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/greg-engel-no-need-to-reinvent-the-wheel-on-cannabis
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