Legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis: H129-74/2017E-PDF

the facts.

“The proposed Cannabis Act would create a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada. The Act seeks to: restrict youth access to cannabis; protect young people from promotion or enticements to use cannabis; deter and reduce criminal activity by imposing serious criminal penalties for those breaking the law, especially those who import, export or provide cannabis to youth; protect public health through strict product safety and quality requirements; reduce the burden on the criminal justice system; provide for the legal production of cannabis to reduce illegal activities; allow adults to possess and access regulated, quality controlled legal cannabis; and enhance public awareness of the health risks associated with cannabis. The current program for accessing cannabis for medical purposes would continue under the new Act. Cannabis will remain illegal as the bill moves through the legislative process. If it is approved by Parliament, the bill could become law with a target date of no later than July 2018"--p. [1].

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Department/Agency Health Canada.
Title Legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis
Subtitle the facts.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: La légalisation et la réglementation stricte du cannabis : les faits. Caption title. Incorrect ISBNs (978-0-660-08291-2, 978-0-660-08290-5) printed in this publication.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 2 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-08295-0
Catalogue Number
  • H129-74/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 170014
Subject Terms Narcotics, Drug use, Legislation