EDMONTON – Alberta’s justice minister is travelling to Colorado this week to research the legalization of cannabis first-hand.
Kathleen Ganley will be going to Denver Thursday to meet with the attorney general, police, fire and environmental health officials.
She says the two-day trip will cost just over $4,000 but will help prepare the government for the eventual legalization of marijuana.
Ganley says Colorado is an ideal location to research the issue since it legalized cannabis more than two years ago.
She says she hopes the trip will help Alberta avoid problems during the legalization process.
Ganley says the research will help cabinet ministers during the development and implementation of a cannabis framework for Alberta.