CANNABIS CULTURE – The governments of British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia are currently seeking public feedback regarding proposed cannabis regulations in each province.
B.C. residents have until November 1, 2017, at 4PM to complete an online feedback form about the provincial government’s proposed regulations – which cover issues such as the legal age of sale, impaired driving regulations, and public consumption – as well as attitudes towards possible federal regulations as well.
Manitoba residents are asked to voice their opinions on recreational cannabis in a brief online survey here.
Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan have already completed their public consultations.
New Brunswick released its working group report on the legalization of cannabis in June 2017. Its recommendations include creating a retail model operated by a Crown corporation, setting the minimum age for consumption at 21, and establishing penalties for possession by individuals under 17.
Over 3,100 people responded to the Yukon government’s Cannabis Legalization and Regulation survey, which is scheduled to be released on November 15, 2017.
The Liberal government has pledged to legalize recreational cannabis in July 2018.