Alberta Justice Minister Is Colorado-Bound for Cannabis Crash Course

Call it a crash course in cannabis — Alberta's Justice Minister and Solicitor General is Colorado-bound to see how the state south of the border has handled legal weed.

Kathleen Ganley flies out Thursday to Denver, where she's slated to meet with the attorney general, municipal government, police and fire services, building and licensing experts, and the environmental health department.

"The federal government will set the tone, if you will, or set the broad strokes for how restrictive the model is going to be and a whole number of other things, but then provinces will have to step in because some of it will be in provincial jurisdiction . . . and, of course, our policing partners as well will have a large role to play, and municipalities probably as well," Ganley said.

"We're looking to all move together.

"It's important that the province be prepared to ensure that we...

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