The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018. The new impaired driving legislation also known as Bill C-46 came into force on June 21, 2018.
The RCMP has the necessary tools and resources in place to enforce the new laws. We have also increased our capacity to provide subject-matter expertise to our officers and law enforcement partners. The RCMP will tailor its law enforcement approach to the unique nature of each Indigenous community.
For information on other aspects of the legalization of cannabis, please see Canada.ca/Cannabis.
Learn more our Substance Use Policy for all employees.
Find out about the requirements for new RCMP cadets about cannabis.
Learn more about the cannabis-related training available to Canadian police officers.
Learn more about organized crime's involvement in the illegal and illicit cannabis market.
Find out how the RCMP will screen for drivers impaired by cannabis.
Discover how the new laws impacts the RCMP's canine members.
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