Engaging on cannabis legalization and regulation in Canada: Taking stock of progress
Current status: Closed
Opened on September 22, 2022 and closed on November 21, 2022.
Health Canada sought feedback from the public on their views about the impacts of the Cannabis Act, and sought the public’s perspective on the engagement paper, Taking stock of progress: Cannabis legalization and regulation in Canada.
Submissions to the online engagement will be summarized in a report; however, comments will not be attributed to any specific individual or organization. This report may be made public on canada.ca.
The report will be provided to the Expert Panel and will help inform the Expert Panel’s assessment of the Act, and shape findings and recommendations resulting from the review.
This engagement paper is not the only opportunity that the public will have to provide input into the legislative review of the Cannabis Act. The Expert Panel will be undertaking their own engagement activities as part of their mandate.
If you wish to provide your perspectives on the impacts of the Cannabis Act, you can email your submission or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them by mail to:
Cannabis Act Legislative Review Secretariat
Address locator 0302I
Who was the focus of this engagement
Health Canada sought input from various groups across Canada, including:
- the general public
- provincial, territorial, and municipal governments
- the public health community
- cannabis industry or licence holders
- academic and research institutions
- cannabis consumers
- marginalized and racialized people
- people who access cannabis for medical purposes
- public safety and law enforcement
- non-government organizations
Key questions for discussion
The online public engagement process sought your comments on the following themes related to the Cannabis Act:
- minimizing harms to protect Canadians
- education and awareness to support informed choices
- progress towards establishing a responsible supply chain
- protecting public safety
- access to cannabis for medical purposes
- impact on other governmental priorities (for example, strengthening economic growth, inclusiveness, fighting climate change)
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