GNWT getting ready for cannabis legalization


As the legalization of cannabis is on its way, the GNWT is getting ready.

The GNWT established a multi-departmental cannabis working group in 2016 that will review the legislation to determine next steps to ensure everything is ready for legalization in July 2018.

“We will work to ensure that a safe supply of cannabis is available to our residents while keeping it out of the hands of our children and youth, and reduce the criminal element that comes with the illicit drug trade” declared Minister of Justice Louis Sebert.

The proposed federal legislation sets the national age limit to purchase at 18 years of age. Illegal distribution or sale of cannabis could lead to a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

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