Canada’s New Cannabis Act
Transcript - Canada's New Cannabis Act
Animated video. The outline of a cannabis leaf appears on an orange background.
Narrator: It is now legal for adults to use cannabis in Canada. But there are a few things you need to know.
Text on screen: Cannabis is now legal for adults.
(Two animated characters, a man and a woman, appear on the left and right of the screen. The man and woman disappear as the background rotates to reveal a calendar with the date of October 17th 2018 circled).
Narrator: Cannabis became legal for adults on October 17th 2018.
(The calendar rotates to reveal several characters).
Narrator: It's your responsibility to know what is legal in your province or territory…
Text on screen: What is legal?
(A colourful map of Canada highlighting the provinces and territories appears behind the characters).
Narrator: …including the legal age…
(The text "18 or 19?" appears above the map. The map rotates away and the outline of a cityscape appears behind the characters).
Narrator: …and where you are able to buy and use cannabis.
(The characters and map rotate away).
Narrator: If you're high don't drive,
(A young man who appears to be high is standing beside a car and holding a set of keys).
Text on screen: If high, don't drive.
Narrator: or go to work.
(A man who appears to be high is driving a forklift in a warehouse).
Text on screen: Don't work impaired.
Narrator: Store cannabis securely and away from kids.
(A child is reaching for a cannabis leaf on a countertop. The leaf moves to a cupboard that is out of reach of the child. The cupboard door is closed, then locked).
Text on screen: Store cannabis securely.
(A family is checking their baggage at an airport).
Narrator: And don't travel internationally with cannabis.
Text on screen: Don't travel internationally with cannabis.
(Iconic images of a plane, a train and a car move across a map of Canada).
Narrator: Whether you're leaving or entering Canada it remains illegal to take cannabis across the Canadian border.
(A smartphone appears with the web address of Canada.ca/Cannabis).
Narrator: Find out more and get the facts at Canada.ca/Cannabis
Narrator: A message from the government of Canada.
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