PRINCE EDWARD'S POT
What do pot and potatoes have in common?
As of this summer the land of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island will have four government-owned retail cannabis locations up and running with an online direct-to-home delivery option.
In anticipation of the federal legalization of cannabis, the province of PEI has been consulting its Islanders and developed a tailor-made plan. Starting with four dedicated retail sites situated in the towns of Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague and West Prince, with the possibility of future expansion as needed, the PEI government will also offer an e-commerce platform with home delivery. Adults over the age of 19 will be allowed to purchase 30 grams of legally-produced dried cannabis.
PEI is known for its fertile red earth and ability to grow exceptional produce. Could red-hued cannabis be next?
Notably, PEI is taking a level-headed approach to protecting its youth with a focus on prevention, diversion and harm reduction rather than punishment through the justice system. Public education and information on safe and responsible cannabis use in the form of educational campaigns will be an important part of the legalization process.
PEI is known for its fertile red earth and ability to grow exceptional produce. Could red-hued cannabis be next? The answer is yes. PEI offers its own cannabis strains with evocative names like Brackley Beach Waves, Cavendish Dunes, Charlottetown Sunrise and Souris Skies produced by the only licensed grower on the island, Canada’s Island Garden.
The government plans to implement legislation on edibles in the summer of 2019.