Yukon Cannabis legislation
Cannabis legalization in Yukon
The federal government is making cannabis (marijuana) legal in Canada in the summer of 2018. Yukon has just tabled Bill 15, the Cannabis Control and Regualtion Act, which will govern the distribution, retail, consumption, and personal cultivation and possession of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.
As the Government of Yukon considers its options related to legal cannabis, its decisions will be guided by the following principles:
- Provide for legal, controlled access to cannabis that displaces illegal and criminal activity.
- Prioritize public health, safety and harm reduction, with a focus on protecting youth from negative health effects.
The Yukon government has been engaging with Yukoners, First Nation and municipal governments and other stakeholders since August, 2017 on the legalization of cannabis in the territory.