The promised marijuana legalization date of July 2018 is approaching fast. Many outstanding regulatory issues -- such as online sales and occupational health and safety -- pose urgent challenges.
There's a strong case for governments to allow cannabis producers to brand their products via packaging and advertising like any other product. It could boost quality and consumer satisfaction.
Parents can help protect their kids from cannabis abuse by openly discussing the health risks, the pleasures and the responsible ways to use the drug.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.