Public input sought on cannabis legislation
The provincial government wants Islanders’ thoughts on what cannabis legislation should look like for Prince Edward Island.
The federal government in April 2017 introduced the Cannabis Act which – if passed by Parliament– will legalize and regulate cannabis across Canada by July 2018. While legalizing cannabis is a federal decision, the province has significant areas of responsibility.
To ensure that the legalization of cannabis is done with the best interest of Islanders in mind, government is asking Islanders to share their thoughts on how to approach cannabis legalization in a way that keeps drugs away from our young people, protects public health, and promotes safety on our roads, in workplaces and in public spaces.
From now until the end of September, Islanders are invited to share their views by participating in an online survey or providing a written submission online at http://www.princeedwardisland.ca/cannabis. Surveys will also be available at Access PEI locations across the province starting the week of September 4.
The province is seeking public input on:
- legal age;
- where cannabis should be sold;
- using cannabis in public;
- growing cannabis at home;
- safe roads;
- economic impacts; and
- public education.
The feedback received will be used to guide decision making on the legalization of cannabis for Prince Edward Island.