xxxx

Ottawa looking to establish cannabis tracking system alongside legalization

Ottawa is looking to set up a cannabis tracking system to collect information about marijuana products from licensed producers, distributors and retailers — just one of a host of proposed changes to be ushered in alongside legalization.Health Canada says the proposed system, which would not track individual cannabis users, would allow businesses and regulators to trace all products and address recalls.The tracking would also help to ensure cannabis is not being diverted to illegal markets, the department said, given the government’s stated and oft-repeated goal of limiting organized crime’s footprint in the pot trade.Read more: The origins of 4/20, marijuana’s high holiday, explainedArticle Continued BelowTeens say pot legalization won’t change their opinions on weedHighlights from the Liberals’ pot-legalization bills“Mandatory product track-and-trace systems are common features in other jurisdictions that have legalized cannabis for non-medical purposes,” the department said.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx