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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.

Yukon's Cannabis Control and Regulation Act received assent in the Legislative Assembly on April 24, 2018. The act provides for legal, controlled access to cannabis with the goal of displacing illegal activity. It puts a priority on health, safety and harm reduction, with a focus on protecting youth from negative health effects.

Key provisions of the act include:

  • Yukon is setting the minimum age for the legal possession, consumption and cultivation of cannabis at 19.
  • Adults 19 and older will be allowed to have up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in public. People younger than 19 will not be allowed to purchase or possess any cannabis.
  • Adults 19 and older will be allowed to grow up to four plants per household for personal use.
  • Consumption of non-medical cannabis will be limited to privately owned residences and adjoining property, where permitted by the owner, while providing for the potential to allow consumption in other spaces in the future.
  • The Yukon Liquor Corporation will be responsible for the distribution of cannabis.
  • Once regulations have been passed, private cannabis retailers will be required to obtain a retail license issued by the Cannabis Licensing Board.

This act will not come into force until Bill C-45, the federal Cannabis Act, comes into force in the summer of 2018.

 

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