The Canadian Cannabis Act
The Canadian Federal government today announced the Cannabis Act to provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, distribution and sale.
The stated objectives of the Cannabis Act are to “prevent young persons from accessing cannabis, to protect public health and public safety by establishing strict product safety and product quality requirements and to deter criminal activity by imposing serious criminal penalties for those operating outside the legal framework. The Act is also intended to reduce the burden on the criminal justice system in relation to cannabis.”
The full Act can be viewed here.