Albertans will learn this morning how the province will handle recreational marijuana once it becomes legal nationally.
Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley is set to unveil the province’s draft plan as it works to get a policy framework in place by July 1.
A media availability is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. MT in Edmonton. CBC Calgary will carry it live.
The tight timeline was one of the concerns Canada’s premiers brought to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Tuesday’s first ministers meeting in Ottawa.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley wanted more clarity around a number of issues surrounding pot legalization.
“We are learning that there is more and more costs that are going to be incurred by provincial governments and so we need to make sure that the issue of cost neutrality to the governments who are actually doing the heavy lifting is preserved,” she said.
The policy being released Wednesday may include when and where recreational marijuana can be sold, and the legal age of consumption.
Ontario was the first province to unveil its rules around marijuana, about a month ago.