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Cannabis legalization in Yukon

The federal government is making cannabis (marijuana) legal in Canada in July 2018. It’s now up to Yukon to make local decisions about a number of issues, including how and where it will be sold, where it can be consumed, and how to address impaired driving and workplace safety.

As the Government of Yukon considers its options related to legal cannabis, its decisions will be 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.

Thank you for participating in the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation survey.  The survey closed on September 30, 2017. More than 3100 surveys were completed which makes it the most successful survey undertaken by the Government of Yukon.

Results of the survey are now available in a What We Heard document. 81% of those who responded support legalization. The information gathered via the survey is informing the Yukon government’s development of a new act for the regulation of cannabis. Our plan is to maximize local benefits while minimizing local harms.

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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