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

RCMP Substance Use Policy

Learn more our Substance Use Policy for all employees.

Recruiting, cadets, and cannabis

Find out about the requirements for new RCMP cadets about cannabis.

Police officer cannabis training

Learn more about the cannabis-related training available to Canadian police officers.

Organized crime and illegal cannabis

Learn more about organized crime's involvement in the illegal and illicit cannabis market.

Drug-impaired driving

Find out how the RCMP will screen for drivers impaired by cannabis.

Police dogs and cannabis

Discover how the new laws impacts the RCMP's canine members.

Marijuana: We'd like youth to know

An infographic to help youth bust myths and get the facts about cannabis.

Things you should know about cannabis

A brochure to help inform youth on cannabis effects and laws, how to reduce potential risks, and how to identify legal cannabis.

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