Media Releases Mar 25, 2022

National Cannabis Working Group welcomes public education resources dedicated towards legal products


(OTTAWA) – March 25, 2022 – The National Cannabis Working Group has issued the following statement following today’s announcement by Health Canada about increased public education resources towards identifying legal cannabis products:

“The National Cannabis Working Group (NCWG) welcomes Health Canada’s continued efforts at educating the public about the packaging of legal cannabis products, including definitions of key terms such as CBD and THC, product brand names and logos, and ingredients lists, as well as a public registry of authorized cannabis retailers.

Public education is paramount to fostering a safe and responsible use by adult consumers while displacing the illicit market, a key pillar of the federal Cannabis Act. It is also vital to preventing overconsumption and keeping out of the hands of youth. The NCWG supports these initiatives and looks forward to further collaboration with all levels of government to promote the differences between legal and illegal cannabis products.”

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