BC Cannabis Control and Legislation Course

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This course is intended to provide police officers in British Columbia with a general overview of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) and supporting Cannabis Control Regulation as well as the consequential legislative amendments that will impact frontline operations. The information in this course is best supported by the prior completion of the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course, available to all RCMP officers in Agora and to all police officers in Canada on the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN).

In August 2018, the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course was launched to provide an overview of the federal Cannabis Act which creates the foundation for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada.

The Cannabis Act, in part, governs the federal production of cannabis and gives provinces and territories the ability to develop enforcement systems to oversee the distribution and retail sale of cannabis. These provincial/territorial enforcement systems will vary between each province and territory to best suit the health and safety concerns in those communities.

The Government of British Columbia passed the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA), Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA), Cannabis Licensing Regulation, and Cannabis Control Regulation. This new legislation establishes the framework for compliance and enforcement of cannabis in the province. In addition to creating provincial violation tickets, it limits non-public possession to 1,000 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent amount to dried cannabis, establishes comprehensive rules for the public consumption of non-medical cannabis, the regulation of cannabis licences, and production of non-medical cannabis.

This course has been developed to provide a timely, relevant, and interactive e-learning course to assist police in gaining a solid working understanding of their roles and responsibilities in enforcing the new provincial cannabis legislation. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an overview of the CCLA, as well as outline sections and offences that govern the retail sale of cannabis, the growing of cannabis, possession of cannabis, and the public consumption of cannabis.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

Target Audience

This course is designed for all police officers within British Columbia.

Content Provider

This course is designed for all police officers within British Columbia.

Price: Free

Languages: English

Estimated Length: 1.5 hours

Release Date: November, 2018

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