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.

The Government of Alberta has sought public input on several factors related to the marijuana legalization, including workplace safety. Their website offered 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

The feedback provided will be reviewed in August and September with a draft of the Alberta Cannabis Framework to be released in the fall. The draft framework will be open for further public and stakeholder input.

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.

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Revised August 16, 2017