Toward the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana: Discussion paper – 4. Conclusion and references
- 2. Background
- 3. Discussion Issues: Elements of a New System
- 3.1 Minimizing harms of use
- 3.2 Establishing a Safe and Responsible Production System
- 3.3 Designing an appropriate distribution system
- 3.4 Enforcing public safety and protection
- 3.5 Accessing Marijuana for Medical Purposes
- 4. Conclusion and References
4. Conclusion and References
The subject of marijuana access and use is important, sensitive and complex, with issues and implications spanning health, public safety, and social and criminal justice policy domains. This discussion document presents key considerations for Canada's approach to designing a system to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana. It will be important to determine the most effective approaches to designing and implementing an effective system.
Addressing legalization requires input from all sectors and Canadians. In order to shape the best long-term approach for Canadians, engaging with experts, provinces and territories, and Canadians is key.
This document will be used to form the basis of discussions with provinces, territories and experts. All stakeholders - from governments and experts to Canadians - are invited to submit their views through the website [LINK].
Based on the comments received through engagement, the Task Force will draft a report that will be submitted to the Government to inform decisions on how best to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana.
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