Information on Cannabis

On October 17, 2018, Canada legalized cannabis for recreational use with the Cannabis Act

You may have questions related to cannabis, its use, and the law. It is your responsibility to read and know the laws. What are the risks and responsibilities? Taking cannabis across Canada's borders for any reason is illegal. What do you need to know about cannabis?

Step one: Inform yourself about the laws

The Government of Canada decided to legalize cannabis, but provinces, municipalities and the University of Alberta campus are responsible for the rules with respect to cannabis consumption, sale, and storage.

Inform yourself about the:

Rules about cannabis on campus

Laws about cannabis in Edmonton

Laws about cannabis in Alberta

Laws about cannabis in Canada

Step two: Learn about Cannabis

The University of Alberta Health & Wellness compiled information on substance awareness and includes Cannabis Awareness; everything you need to know about cannabis.

Read more about Cannabis via Alberta Health Services

Step three: Know your Resources

Get the facts on cannabis to stay informed.

There is a range of resources available on and off campus to provide information on support and services:

Health Canada – Cannabis in Canada

Alberta Health Services DrugSafe

University Health Centre

Counselling and Clinical Services

ACCESS Open Minds U of A

Peer Support Centre