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Cannabis Legalization in Nunavut

The Government of Canada, which plans to legalize the recreational use of cannabis in Canada by July 2018, has introduced the proposed Cannabis Act. This act would set the national structure for cannabis legalization. Provinces and territories would have the authority over sale and distribution, minimum age for purchase and consumption, drug-impaired driving, workplace safety and public smoking of cannabis.

To meet the July 2018 deadline, the Government of Nunavut (GN) must now decide how to move forward with cannabis legalization in Nunavut. To that end, through an online survey, Nunavummiut, 16 and older, were invited to give their opinions on the legalization of cannabis in Canada and how best to regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis in Nunavut. The survey period was from August 22 to September 22, 2017.

Given the number of important policy decisions that the GN must make, the results of the survey, along with targeted policy research and further public and stakeholder engagement, will inform the government’s approach to cannabis regulation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the legalization of cannabis, please contact the Government of Nunavut by emailing:

Highlights from the Government of Nunavut’s Cannabis Legalization Survey

FAQs Cannabis Legalization

FAQs Cannabis and Health

FAQs Cannabis General Information