Pubdate: Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Source: Eckville Echo (CN AB)
Copyright: 2017 Eckville Echo
Author: Megan Roth


The Alberta Government is reminding everyone there is still time to
have their voices heard when it comes to the legalization of cannabis.

Albertans have until July 31 to complete an online survey that will
take only 20 minutes to complete.

The online survey is broken down into six key topics: Alberta's
cannabis goals, purchasing cannabis, using cannabis in public, setting
the legal age, protecting roads and workplaces and

economic implications and opportunities.

The survey process is part of the province-wide consultations the
Government of Alberta is undertaking to adapt the federal law.

"Feedback from Albertans is a crucial step in the process of
addressing cannabis legalization for our province," said Minister
Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley.

The input received from Albertans will help the provincial government
make "important decisions" moving forward with the law, according to

The survey is meant to bring the legalization to Alberta under federal
law, in a way that will reflect the views and values of the people of

Along with the online survey, the provincial government is also
holding stakeholder round-table meetings, sector-specific meetings and
surveys at public venues across Alberta.

The information gathered through these sources will help create a
"Cannabis Framework". This will move Alberta along in the next steps
of the legalization process.

"This fall, Albertans will be invited to provide their feedback on the
framework and have their say on the direction government will take," a
press release for the Alberta Government stated.

The federal government believes the legalization of cannabis will
regulate and restrict the substance across the country.

The online survey can be done by going to The
survey is expected to take about 20 minutes to compete.
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