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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.
Public consultation on cannabis legalization
The Government of Nunavut (GN) is holding public meetings in several communities in January and February to get feedback from Nunavummiut on the proposed regulatory options for legalized recreational cannabis.
Public meetings are taking place in:
Rankin Inlet, on January 29, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Arviat, on January 30, 6-9 p.m., at the John Arnalukjuak School
Coral Harbour, on February 1, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Kugaaruk, on February 6, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Cambridge Bay, on February 7, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Kugluktuk, on February 9, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Iqaluit, on February 13, 6-9 p.m., at the Anglican parish hall
Cape Dorset, on February 14, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Kimmirut, on February 15, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Igloolik, on February 20, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
Arctic Bay, on February 21, 6-9 p.m., at the community hall
If you have any questions or concerns about the legalization of cannabis, please contact the Government of Nunavut by emailing: email@example.com.