On Wednesday, October 2018, Canada became the 2nd country in the world – behind Uruguay – to legalize the possession and use recreational cannabis.
So, does this mean that crimes associated with recreational cannabis use don’t exist any more? Definitely not! The Government of Canada has implemented a new legal framework to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. There are still a number of ways people can find themselves in conflict with the law when it comes to cannabis use.
OJEN has collected a few articles from the experts that answer many of the questions Ontarians may have about the new laws and regulations that come into effect today:
Cannabis Laws in Ontario – Starting Oct 17, 2018 – Justice For Children & Youth
10 Things that will still be a crime after cannabis is legalized – Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Ask an Expert: Cannabis and Driving with Abby Deshman – Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Canada legalizes and strictly regulates cannabis – Government of Canada
Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code – Ontario Human Rights Commission