Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis

Learn about the current status of cannabis (marijuana) laws in Canada, and the work being done to legalize and regulate it.

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Current status of cannabis laws

Understand the current legal status of cannabis (marijuana) in Canada.

Changing cannabis laws

Find out how cannabis (marijuana) laws in Canada will change, and how cannabis will be strictly regulated.

Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

The Task Force has completed its report on the design of a new system to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. This advice will be considered by the Government of Canada as legislation is being developed.

Questions and Answers

Get answers to some common questions regarding cannabis (marijuana) and the Government of Canada's activities to legalize and regulate it.

Health risks of marijuana use

Information about the health risks of using marijuana. Learn about the long-term physical and mental health risks to regular users of this drug.

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