Today (June 30th), the Canadian Government has set up a task force to look into the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana. The task force is to consult with Canadians and experts in various fields to come up with recommendations for Trudeau as to how to successfully accomplish legalization by Spring 2017.
As for how to participate, the government website says:
You can provide your input by completing the online consultation. The consultation is in the form of a discussion paper that’s split into 5 sections covering different topics. Each of the 5 sections has a questionnaire at the end to record your input. You may:
- fill out any or all of the questionnaires while the consultation is open, and/or
- choose to attach a document (such as a proposal or scientific paper) to any of the questionnaires
Each topic is presented in a separate section so you can provide input to the topics that interest you. However, you will be asked to provide some of the same information (e.g., province in which you live) at the beginning of each section.
If you prefer, you can read the full discussion paper and provide input later.
You can also provide your input by sending your opinions to:
Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat
Address locator 0602E
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
It is of the utmost importance that every Canadian marijuana user shares their opinions and experience with the task force so the government can in act laws that reflect our views.