Politics Briefing: B.C. company’s approval for production, sale of cocaine came as a surprise to Trudeau

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Hello, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he was “as surprised as” British Columbia Premier David Eby after a firm received Health Canada licence amendments to produce and sell cocaine. Mr. Trudeau said Friday that the federal government was “working very quickly” with Adastra Labs of Langley, B.C., “to correct the misunderstanding” caused by the company’s statement saying it was looking at commercializing cocaine as part of its business model. During a news conference in Winnipeg, Mr. Trudeau said Adastra did not have permission to sell cocaine on the “open market,” while Health Canada said the firm could only sell to...