Marijuana Legislation

After public consultation and debate, the Government of Canada’s legalization of cannabis (marijuana) will come into effect on July 1, 2018.

Each province will be responsible for implementing the legalization and regulation of cannabis products. The Government of Alberta is providing information about the legalization of marijuana and what it means for Albertans at its special website.

And the government is seeking your input on several factors related to the marijuana legalization, including workplace safety. Their website offers three ways to provide feedback:

  1. Take a survey
  2. Make a written submission
  3. Talk about it and then pass along your thoughts to the Cannabis Secretariat

You have until July 31, 2017 to communicate your thoughts to the Government of Alberta.

If you are an employer wondering about the realities of present day substance abuse in the workplace, your ACSA offers a one-day Alcohol, Drugs & Safety (ADS) course.

Your ACSA will be keeping this webpage updated as information is released to the public.