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Cannabis One Year Later

Last year, on October 17, 2018. Canada became the second nation (after Uruguay) to legalise cannabis. The Cannabis Act, establishes provisions for the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis across Canada. On June 14, 2019, Health Canada finalized its regulations for the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals. The article Cannabis 101: Exploring Canada’s legal-marijuana landscape has helpful information on the legal recreational use of cannabis.

Here at SAIT, the Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products HS.1.4.1 policy states recreational cannabis cannot be consumed in any form on all SAIT campuses, including designated smoking areas; which are for tobacco use only. The use and sale of cannabis (which includes smoking, vaping and edibles) is prohibited at all SAIT campuses, as is attending either class or work while under the influence.

The Library has lots of resources to help you make educated and responsible choices about cannabis use whether it is for recreational or medical or business purposes. Here are some examples of our resources:

Canadian Cannabis Stocks Simplified book cover  Cannabis Encyclopedia book cover  The Medical Marijuana Guide book cover  Bong Appetit  CBC Curio Logo

Canadian Cannabis Stocks Simplified: A How-To Guide for the Budding Investor / By Corrine Doan

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: the definitive guide to cultivation and consumption to medical marijuana / By Jorge Cervantes

The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and your Health / By Patricia C. Frye with Dave Smitherman

Bong Appetit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed / by the editors of Munchies with Elise McDonough

Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot. September 2018 [videorecording]/ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Here is some additional information on the cannabis laws in Calgary and the rest of Alberta as well.


About SAIT. (2018 October). The highs and lows of cannabis use. Retrieved from https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/media-centre/news-and-events/news/2018-10-15-the-highs-and-lows-of-cannabis-use.

Canadian Government News. (2019). Health Canada finalizes regulations for the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals. Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly. Retrieved from http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A589405806/CPI?u=calg67223&sid=CPI&xid=b7327d4f.

City of Calgary. (2018). Bylaws and public safety. Cannabis Legalization. Retrieved from https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/ABS/Pages/Bylaws-by-topic/Cannabis.aspx?redirect=/cannabis.

Government of Alberta. (2018). Alberta Cannabis Laws. Cannabis legalization in Alberta. Retrieved from https://www.alberta.ca/cannabis-legalization.aspx.

Government of Canada. Department of Justice. (2018). Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. Retrieved from https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/.

Government of Canada. Justice Laws Website. (2018). Cannabis Act. Retrieved from https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-24.5/?wbdisable=false.

Johnson, G. (2019, July).  Cannabis 101: Exploring Canada’s legal-marijuana landscape. Alive: Canada’s Natural Health & Wellness Magazine. (441):43-46. Retrieved from https://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=37ff1e53-c3f6-406a-8583-fd77d6b134a2%40sessionmgr102.

SAIT. (2018). Policy and Procedures.  HS.1.4.1 Smoking and use of tobacco products . Health, Safety and Environment. Retrieved from https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/administration/policies-and-procedures/health-safety-and-environment .

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