By: Luke Jones, Published on October 8, 2017 03:07 PM, Last Update on October 8, 2017 12:08 PM
Several provinces have started laying out their draft frameworks ahead of cannabis legalization by July 18, and Alberta is the latest to announce its draft.
The provincial government has laid out a draft framework and is actively looking for feedback from Albertans. Feedback can be provided before midnight MT on Oct. 27, before a final version of the legislation will be finalized before introduction in the winter. The draft was announced by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.
Called the Alberta Cannabis Framework, the draft sets out which Albertans will be able to buy marijuana and where it will be available:
“I’d like to thank every Albertan who participated in our various engagements regarding cannabis legalization over the summer,” said Kathleen Ganley, the province’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. “With your input, we’ve drafted a proposed framework to manage legalized cannabis in our province. We look forward to receiving additional feedback from Albertans on this framework.”
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General said the statement that more than 45,000 Albertans responded to the online survey this summer – “one of the most successful government surveys in Alberta’s history.”