Manitoba premier wants pause on pot law


WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wants the federal government to postpone legislation to legalize marijuana.

The federal Liberals have promised the law in the spring, but Pallister says he and some other premiers have concerns that there are still many details to work out.

Pallister says issues such as the minimum age for users, maximum strength of the pot and proper distribution are still up in the air.

The Progressive Conservative premier also says there needs to be a large public awareness campaign about the dangers of driving while high.

Pallister says he wants the provinces to have a common set of rules on marijuana.

The issue is expected to be discussed at a first ministers meeting on Friday in Ottawa.