Pot legalization…good or bad for business?

A committee of MLAs looking into the ramifications of legalizing marijuanna on the province was in Saint John yesterday.

They heard from some business which said legalization will result in people wanting to start cannabis-related companies and create new jobs in the industry which some say will be a $130 billion industry nation-wide. But the committee also heard from established businesses, including J.D. Irving Ltd., about safety concerns, especially if people are high on the job in dangerous occupations. They want ways to allow them to drug test employees.