The Government of Canada has introduced legislation to legalize, regulate and restrict access to cannabis, which is expected to come into effect in summer 2018. Among other things, it would allow adults to possess a limited amount of legally produced cannabis.
Currently Cannabis is an illegal substance (with the exception of authorized medical use) under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The proposed federal legislation would, among other things:
The Town is exploring what the changes to federal and provincial laws regarding cannabis mean to our national park community and is proactively taking measures to respond to the needs of the community.