Wynne says medical marijuana exemptions to be revisited after public backlash

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants to sit in the no toking section at the movies.

Two days after her government pulled back a controversial plan to allow medical marijuana to be vaped or smoked in public places where tobacco smoking is banned, Wynne told reporters she understands the public backlash.

“I have a lot of sympathy for the concerns that were raised” about second-hand smoke, the premier told reporters Saturday at a Liberal convention where party activists lined up to have her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, autograph his new memoir.

“I would have a problem with it,” Wynne replied when asked if she’d like to be watching a movie and have a patron sitting beside her vaping medicinal marijuana.

“We need to think this through.”

‎Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said Thursday that the policy, which would have exempted medical marijuana from new e-cigarette restrictions taking effect Jan. 1, will...

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