On June 19, the Senate voted to pass Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. This legislation now needs to be given Royal Assent, and then it will become law.
Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for our Government. This legislation will help keep cannabis out of the hands of our youth, as our Government will be strictly regulating and restricting its access. We will be announcing the implementation date shortly. In the meanwhile, consuming and purchasing cannabis remains illegal.
To learn more about cannabis laws, effects, and research, please see here.