Legal Landscape Applicable to the Regulation of Cannabis in Canada

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in the House of Commons. Based on the input of public health, law enforcement and justice experts, the Cannabis Act provided a national framework to provide restricted access to regulated cannabis and to control its production, distribution, sale, importation, exportation, and possession. The Cannabis Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, and was brought into force on October 17, 2018.