Ottawa to study impact of cannabis legalization in mandatory review – National

Federal ministers are expected to launch a long-awaited review of government cannabis legislation on Thursday.

The Liberals lifted a century-old ban on the recreational use and sale of cannabis in October 2018, with the provision that they review the law three years after it takes effect.

This review is almost a year late.

The legislation says the federal government must investigate the impact of legalization on public health, youth drinking, and Indigenous people and communities.

The review will also cover the cultivation of cannabis in homes.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Dependencies Minister Carolyn Bennett must present a report to the House of Commons and the Senate within 18 months of the launch of the review.

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