The Government of Canada has introduced the proposed Cannabis Act and has made a public commitment to legalize cannabis by July 2018. The proposed Act would set the national framework for cannabis legalization while giving provinces and territories the authority to establish measures to control sale and distribution, minimum age for purchase and consumption, drug-impaired driving, workplace safety, public smoking of cannabis and more.

The GNWT is committed to having effective measures in place to protect the health and safety of our people and communities and wants to hear from Northerners on the best ways to do it.

The GNWT wants to know what you think so the new laws will make sense for the NWT. GNWT officials will be in the following communities to get your view on the issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis:

September 6, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fort Simpson — Nahanni Inn Boardroom

September 7, 2017 – Noon to 1:00pm
Fort Liard — Community Hall

September 11, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Inuvik — Mackenzie Hotel Boardroom

September 12, 2017 – Noon to 1:00pm
Tsiigehtchic — Chief Paul Niditchie School

September 13, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Norman Wells — Heritage Hotel Banquet Room

September 14, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Yellowknife — Explorer Hotel – Javier Room

September 18, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fort Smith — Pelican Rapids Inn Blue Room

September 19, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Hay River — Ptarmigan Inn Banquet Rooms

September 20, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Behchoko — Behchoko Culture Centre