Cannabis legalization in Yukon

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Cannabis legalization in Yukon

The federal government has announced that October 17, 2018 will be the official legalization date for non-medical cannabis in Canada. Yukon's Cannabis Control and Regulation Act received assent on April 24, 2018. It governs the distribution, retail, consumption, and personal cultivation and possession of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.

As the Government of Yukon works towards the full legalization of non-medical cannabis in the territory, its decisions are guided by the following principles:  

  • Provide for legal, controlled access to cannabis that displaces illegal and criminal activity. 
  • Prioritize public health, safety and harm reduction, with a focus on protecting youth from negative health effects.

The Yukon government has been engaging with Yukoners, First Nation and municipal governments and other stakeholders since August, 2017 on the legalization of cannabis in the territory. 

The results of our engagment initiatives can be found here: Cannabis Legalization public engagement

Yukon's Cannabis Control and Regulation Act

The Cannabis Control and Regulation Act governs the distribution, retail, consumption, and personal cultivation and possession of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.

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Legalization across Canada

While legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities have been given areas of responsibility.

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About cannabis

Basic information about cannabis, its potential health effects, and statistics on how it’s used in Yukon.

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Contact info

Cannabis legalization in Yukon: Have your say

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT);

Email: cannabis@gov.yk.ca

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