Canada and cannabis

Celebrating 2018 legalization.

The Yukon News reported this week that the Canadian territory’s chief medical officer, Dr. Brendan Hanley, has asked the Whitehorse City Council to add a downtown park to the list of areas that must be surrounded by a buffer zone to keep marijuana businesses at a distance.

“The target audience of concern is our youth,” he said at a public hearing March 25, noting cannabis consumption rates by Yukon youth are “considerably higher” than the national average.

“What we are looking at is places where youth and family congregate.”

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