The Way Forward

The Cannabis Legalization in the Northwest Territories: The Way Forward report provides an overview of the GNWT’s proposed approach on the matters for which the GNWT is responsible, including:

  • minimum age;
  • possession limits;
  • public smoking;
  • the sale and distribution of recreational cannabis;
  • impaired driving;
  • workplace safety; and
  • public education.

The Way Forward report takes into account input received through the cannabis public engagement process, as well as other important factors, including:

  • inter-jurisdictional considerations;
  • coordination with enforcement partners;
  • practical and financial implications for implementation in the required timeframe; and
  • current research on the health impacts of cannabis.