Canada legalized cannabis for recreational use in October 2018 at the federal level. With physical retail now open across provinces along with a government authorized eCommerce store servicing the nation.
While this legalization change has been at the federal level, each municipality has utilized its right for local governance, leading to differences in how cannabis is available from one side of the country to the other.
Here, we’re asking you about your opinion regarding this pivotal change and how its impacted regular Canadian citizens.
We’re especially interested in understanding the impact (if any) of physical stores opening in your local community and any associated issues you’ve felt have been left unresolved.
With the vast difference in the way cannabis is available from province to province, it’s likely there is something we can learn here and document for other countries to note.
With the global movement towards cannabis legalization only heading one way, we’re likely to see more and more countries open up to the possibility of cannabis drug reform and the legalization of cannabis.
How You Can Help
Pencil down your thoughts behind the current stage of legalization and if any of the changes made since the initial ballot have helped resolve any historical issues.
With legalization 2.0 bringing a broader assortment of goods to market, including cannabis concentrates, edibles such as THC gummies, and topicals, we’d be keen to hear if this has reduced your reliance on the black market.
If not, what do you feel has to change? No matter what your opinion is, we’d like to know!
Why Feedback Is Important
Given Canada has been the first western country to legalize and tax the consumption of marijuana at a federal level, this policy change is interesting not only in Canada but also globally.
As other developed economies look to increase their tax dollars and reduce the impact of black market economics, there is much to learn from Canada and the tools used to legalize marijuana.
There are always lessons for local leaders and global policymakers to take onboard with such vast changes.
Why Feedback Is Important
The feedback process is simple, and while responses will be anonymized, please avoid sharing any personal details in your message.
Be as detailed as you like. If there’s something you don’t like, we’d like to hear about it to document it! This could be your experience at your local cannabis retail storefront or buying online through the LCBO.
You can send us your feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject title “LCBO Feedback”. Thank you in advance for your time and willingness to support this movement!