Preparing for Legal Cannabis in 2018: 2 Ways to Have Your Say

The federal government has introduced legislation that will make it legal to buy and use cannabis without a prescription.

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The federal government has introduced legislation that will make it legal to buy and use cannabis without a prescription.

By this summer Albertans 18 and older will be able to purchase cannabis, cannabis oil and cannabis seeds from storefront locations and online. (It will not be legal to purchase cannabis "edibles," which are food products made with cannabis, during the first year of legalization.)

In addition to ensuring compliance with all laws, the University of Alberta must develop policies guiding such things as consumption, growing and sales of cannabis on its properties and in association with its activities.

A working group is now developing recommendations to inform these policies.

The working group will provide the recommendations to senior leadership this spring, and will be guided by the following considerations:

  1. The safety of all members of the university community
  2. The academic and personal development of students
  3. The ability of staff to work to their potential
  4. The university's stated values
  5. The reputation of the University of Alberta as a leading post-secondary institution in Alberta and Canada

The university is evaluating policy decisions concerning the following:

  • Consumption
  • Growing of cannabis
  • Sale and distribution
  • Use of cannabis in the workplace
  • Education & health promotion
  • Enforcement
  • Research

Senior administration wants to know what you think about cannabis and how the university should be prepared when it becomes legal:

Complete the Survey

Staff and students are invited to complete this short survey. (Note - you need to be signed in with your CCID, but we are not tracking IDs with surveys)

Write to Us

Send an email to cannabis@ualberta.ca with your comments or questions.

Read a re-cap of the feedback received at the North Campus town hall that was held on March 16, 2018.

Learn more about the development of the University of Alberta's Cannabis Policy here.here.