Senate vote in favour of Bill C-45 leads to Royal Assent of the Cannabis Act
Municipalities should be aware that the legalization date has been determined, and is now officially set for October 17, 2018
. Although the legalization of recreational cannabis was originally planned for implementation July 1, 2018, municipalities now have additional time to continue their preparations for legalization by amending by-laws, engaging their communities on a local approach, seeking information on public education, and making changes to deal with drug-impaired driving.
Many organizations throughout Alberta are tackling information dissemination on public education, including Alberta Health Services, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, and the Government of Alberta.
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RMA continues to monitor and advocate for clarity on issues such as how the Government of Alberta will share excise tax revenues, and regulations for edibles and cannabis lounges.
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