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Alberta looking for public input on marijuana legalization

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The Alberta Government is asking residents to share their opinions on aspects of the legalization of marijuana via an online survey. The survey runs until July 31.

The survey is made up of six short quizzes that take approximately five minutes each for a total of 30 minutes. You can choose which ones you would like to complete from the following topics: Alberta’s marijuana goals, purchasing marijuana, using marijuana in public, setting the legal age, protecting roads and workplaces, and economic implications and opportunities.

“I encourage everyone to share their views on this issue as we develop a Cannabis Framework that works for our province,” says Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. “Feedback from Albertans is an important part of the process. Our priorities are to keep profits away from criminals, keep cannabis out of the hands of children and protect Alberta’s roads and workplaces.”

The government will also be using series of stakeholder engagements, sector-specific meetings and surveys at public events across Alberta to guide how the province will adapt to proposed federal legislation to legalize marijuana. Once input is collected the government will be developing a ‘Cannabis Framework’ which will outline the next steps. Albertans will then be allowed to offer input on the framework.

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The proposed date for federal legalization is July 2018.

Written by Angie Mellen, 106.1 The Goat

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