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.

Get the facts on legalizing and regulating cannabis

How the Cannabis Act would restrict access to cannabis, protect public health and safety, and set criminal penalties.

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.

Strengthening impaired driving laws

Strengthening impaired driving laws to better protect the public from both alcohol- and drug-impaired driving.


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