Well, that was quick.
Just 1 day after Ontario’s Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla announced that residents would be able to vape and smoke medical marijuana at any public space, restaurant, or theatre (starting January 1st), the government announced yesterday that they are going to “rethink” the whole plan after they experienced a strong public backlash.
“We will consider this feedback, look at it very carefully and see what we need to do,” Damerla told reporters. “It’s too early to say whether this was a failure or not,” Damerla added. “It’s important that governments be responsive.”
The government was attempting to provide medical pot users (there are 23,000 of them in Canada) with an exemption from the new e-cigarette restrictions hitting the province in the new year, which bans their use in non-smoking areas.
Should the government have opened it up to ALL marijuana users, not just those who obtain it through assistance from their doctor?