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A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada

2016

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A FRAMEWORK FOR THE LEGALIZATION AND REGULATION OF CANNABIS IN CANADA THE FINAL REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON CANNABIS LEGALIZATION AND REGULATION Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. [...] The Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation November 30, 2016 November 30, 2016 The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada The Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Health The Honourable Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Dear Ministers, Please find attached the final report of the Task Force [...] On June 30, 2016, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister Minimizing Harms of Use of Health announced the creation of a nine-member In taking a public health approach to the regulation Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation of cannabis, the Task Force proposes measures that (“the Task Force”). [...] Chief among f Apply comprehensive restrictions to the these are keeping cannabis out of the hands of children advertising and promotion of cannabis and and youth and keeping profits out of the hands of related merchandise by any means, including organized crime. [...] The following f Reduce the frequency of use; is a snapshot of the risks of harms associated with cannabis use: f Reduce higher-risk use; f Risks to children and youth: Generally speaking, f Reduce problematic use and dependence; studies have consistently found that the earlier Expand access to treatment and prevention cannabis use begins and the more frequently f programs; and and longer it is use

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