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Canadian marijuana producers hiring employees ahead of legalisation

Canadian marijuana producers hiring employees ahead of legalisation

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jan 2018, 07:09 pm

Vancouver, Jan 15 (IBNS): Eyeing on the legalisation of marijuana sale, the Canadian weed producers are going all out to recruit employees, media reports said.

Alison McMahon, who runs Cannabis At Work, told CTV News that the workforce is booming.

She is recruiting employees for all stages of cannabis production, from growing to marketing.

Alison told CTV News: "I think that the people, at this point, who are looking at the industry and are excited really see the upside and the growth potential."

"More and more people are open to this topic, so it doesn't end up being that big of a deal.," she added.

The Liberals and the New Democrats have voted in favour of the Marijuana Act, to be effective from July 1, 2018, in Ontario, media reports said.

The Act has been passed by a voting margin of 63 to 27.

The Progressive Conservatives have opposed to the act.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said the city will be funding in policing, social servicing and zoning environment.

"I will be looking to recover all of our costs once we calculate them" he was quoted by Toronto Star.
 
Apart from legalising, the federal government has also decided to make an age of majority to use recreational marijuana and also to decide on the retail network of stores where the marijuana could be sold.

However, youth in possession of cannabis will not be criminalised from henceforth.

But any car driver or passenger will not be allowed to consume cannabis.

On the other hand, IBNS has received a mixed reaction towards the legalisation of the cannabis in Canada.

Police chiefs across the country are divided over the legalisation of the cannabis.

Some advocacy groups are even debating over the matter.

IBNS learnt that some of the advocacy groups even opine that the legalisation, perhaps, is too early for the country.


(Reporting by Suman Das)

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