The president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union said the federal government’s plans to legalize cannabis should allow for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to sell marijuana through its stores.
“We’d like to do it under the existing system we have, which is a publicly offered service, with some exceptions in small communities where there is no [government] provision,” said Selinger. “We would want any employee in one of our outlets to be well-trained, to be able to inform the public of any of the potential health risks or safety risks, and do it without consuming the products.”
“In a variety of stores, you have trained professional staff throughout the province who are already doing a good job of regulation the sale of alcohol. We think it’s a similar exercise with marijuana,” said Finch.
Thomas said he didn’t think allowing cannabis sales at the province’s liquor stores for add jobs, but may improve job security for current employees.