The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) has created a quick reference guide highlighting important sections from both the Federal and Provincial legislation relating to cannabis.
Recreational cannabis use was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018 when the Cannabis Act came into force. Provinces and territories were assigned the responsibility of establishing rules and regulations around how cannabis is stored, possession limits, minimum age and restricting where cannabis may be used in public. In Alberta, the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act provides the laws relating to the consumption and transportation of cannabis.
Appreciating this legislation has been in place for less than one year, and that there are variations between provinces which can be confusing, the MHPS quick reference guide is intended to highlight some important components of the new law for residents of Medicine Hat.
“Since cannabis was legalized there have been minimal issues or concerns reported” says Inspector Joe West with the MHPS. “As cannabis becomes more commercially available using the guide will help clarify the legislation to avoid misunderstanding.”
To view the MHPS Quick Reference Guide click here.
Insp Joe West
Operational Services Division
Medicine Hat Police Service