Sales and marketing
- Set the minimum age of purchase as 18, respecting the rights of provinces and territories to harmonize with sales of alcohol.
- Avoid selling alcohol and cannabis at the same location where possible: dedicated storefronts and direct mail are preferable.
- Limit the density and location of storefronts, including their proximity to schools and parks.
- Regulate retail sales at the provincial and territorial level.
- Restrict the promotion and advertising of cannabis products, similar to restrictions now in place for tobacco.
- Require plain packaging with company name, strain name, price, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) amounts and health warnings.
- Prohibit any product deemed “appealing to children,” including products that look like candy.
- Establish pricing and taxation following an economic analysis.
- Tax higher potency THC products at a higher rate to discourage purchase.
- Use revenue from cannabis regulation for drug prevention, education and treatment.
Public consumption and possession
- Extend restrictions on public smoking of tobacco products and vaping to cannabis.
- Allow and regulate dedicated places to consume cannabis products (lounges, for example.)
- Limit public possession to 30 grams of dried, non-medical cannabis or its equivalent, with a corresponding sales limit.
Production and distribution
- Implement a system of licensed producers to grow cannabis in Canada.
- Allow personal cultivation of up to four plants per residence, with a height limit of 100 cm.
- Maintain medical marijuana access separately, with the same tax system as non-medical use.
- Move swiftly to create capacity for producing and selling cannabis.
Public education and safety
- Begin public education strategy immediately.
- Determine how to establish limits to prevent an increase in cannabis-impaired driving.