October 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Updated: October 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Bob Layton: Mellowing or bellowing?

WATCH ABOVE: In his latest editorial, Bob Layton talks about recreational marijuana use now being legal.

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So, cannabis is now legal.

Some are happy. Some are not.

Those who gathered on the lawn of the legislature due to marijuana every April 20 are delighted, or should I say re-lighted. I still wonder how many of them drove home high after that leafy love-in.

READ MORE: 4/20 event fills Alberta legislature grounds with cannabis supporters


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Those with simple possession charges are happy the PM is pushing for pardons.

Cannabis shop owners, who were first on the marijuana mark, are happy and hoping their prices can compete with the black market.

READ MORE: 17 Alberta shops will sell cannabis on 1st day of legalization

Not all entrepreneurs are smiling today. Some are worried about running out of product.

READ MORE: Edmonton cannabis stores start to run low on legal weed

Police are not all that happy, wondering if the first arrests for marijuana-impaired drivers will get tossed.

READ MORE: Cannabis IQ: Police chiefs doubt roadside testing device, new rules in Ontario and more

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says he is furious the city is picking up most of the expense for administration and enforcement. He wants more money from the province of Alberta.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Ottawa is putting people at risk by rushing this through.

Whew, it shows how much I know.

I thought having all this THC in the air was supposed to make everybody mellow.

Let me know what you think.

Bob Layton is the news manager of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations.

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