Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Developing strong, evidence-based public policy is fundamental to addressing substance use and addiction. Analyzing and evaluating the health and social impacts of different policy approaches is essential to identifying potential problems and solutions.

CCSA contributes to the development of evidence-based policy by providing the latest research and up-to-date knowledge and expertise to decision makers. Partnership is paramount to strong policy development! It is through collaborating with diverse partners that we gain insight from their knowledge, expertise and perspectives.

CCSA’s experts combine evidence, knowledge and partnerships to form an approach that is rooted in personal health and social equity, public health and public safety.

Policy and the Regulation of Legal Cannabis

With the legalization of cannabis products, each province and territory is responsible for developing its own regulations for sales and distribution of cannabis. They can add additional restrictions to the federal legislation. For example, provinces and territories can increase the age of access. Municipalities can also pass bylaws to further regulate the use of cannabis in their local community.

We developed an interactive map to provide a summary of the current provincial and territorial cannabis regulations.

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