This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. It includes information about: Controlled Drugs And Substances Act; Possession; Getting Arrested; Defences Available; Possible Sentences For Possession. This resource can also be downloaded as a PDF.
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Learn more about how to access cannabis for medical purposes.
Ask an Expert: Cannabis Legalisation with Abby Deshman The video topics in the YouTube series are:
- Cannabis and the U.S. Border
- Cannabis Legalisation
- Cannabis and the Home
- When Cannabis is Legal or Illegal
- Cannabis and the Workplace
- Cannabis and Driving
- Public education resources
- The legalization and regulation of cannabis
- Adult possession of cannabis
- Laws in your area
- Identifying legal cannabis products
- Travelling with cannabis
- Consuming cannabis
- Cannabis health effects
- Growing cannabis
- Access to cannabis for medical purposes
- Funding for cannabis public education and research
- Drug-impaired driving
Information about cannabis, process of legalization, cannabis in provinces and territories, and driving laws.
This brochure is designed as a resource to provide you with the information you need about cannabis along with some effective tools to help you set the stage for a conversation about cannabis and engage in productive discussions with your teen about cannabis and other substance use. The brochure was produced by Drug Free Kids Canada, in collaboration with Health Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction,
The purpose of this guide is to help federally-regulated employers address substance dependence in the workplace in a way that is in harmony with human rights legislation. This guide outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, job applicants, the employer, unions and/or employee representatives.
This information on impaired driving laws in Canada is prepared by Canada Dept. of Justice. It covers:
- Drug-impaired driving and
- Alcohol-impaired driving
It is important to note that provinces and territories have additional laws or regulations that may apply. Make sure to check the laws in your area. Please visit Canada’s impaired driving webpage for statistics, research, and more information on the dangers of driving while impaired.