Recreational, or non-medical, cannabis is expected to be legal in Canada by July 2018. The federal government plans to pass legislation that sets a framework for legalizing recreational cannabis. Within this federal framework, provinces and territories must make their own rules and regulations for sale, possession and use.
The Province of Nova Scotia has launched a public consultation so Nova Scotians can have their say. This is a significant change for Canadians - and for our province. The Department of Municipal Affairs understands and appreciates the change will impact municipalities and they want to hold several regional workshops specific to municipalities to have open and candid conversations on this topic. Discussions will include:
Staff from DMA, Justice and Nova Scotia Health Authority, among others will be on hand to answer questions and listen to your thoughts and concerns.