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OTTAWA – Federal ministers are expected to launch a long-awaited review of the government’s cannabis legislation today.

The Liberals repealed the law banning the recreational use and sale of marijuana in October 2018, with the provision that they would review the law after three years for it to take effect.

That review is about a year overdue.

The law requires the federal government to investigate the impact of legalization on public health, youth use and Indigenous peoples and communities.

The review will also look at home cultivation of cannabis.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Drugs Minister Carolyn Bennett must present a report to the House of Representatives and the Senate within 18 months of the launch of the review.

This Canadian Press report was originally published on September 22, 2022.

 

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press

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