April 27, 2017
On April 13, 2017, the federal government released the much anticipated proposed Cannabis Act (Bill C-45 – An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts) (the “Cannabis Act”) to introduce the framework for recreational cannabis in Canada. The Cannabis Act was introduced concurrently with Bill C-46 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
The Cannabis Act generally follows the recommendations laid out by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation in its final report published on December 13, 2016 (the “Task Force Report”) about which we have previously written (Task Force on Cannabis Legalization...
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