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It happens often – people don’t voice their opinions when new legislation is being proposed, whether it’s at a municipal, provincial or federal level. In many cases, aside from maybe a dozen people, it isn’t until after legislation is passed that people decide to get upset and voice their opposition to whatever the legislation is.

The provincial government is currently seeking feedback from Albertans about the federal government’s proposed cannabis legislation through an online survey. As legalizing marijuana in Canada has been a controversial topic, with many people for and against it, now is the time to have your say.

The survey launched online June 2 and is available to people across the province aged 17 and older until July 31. It can be found at alberta.ca/cannabis

The federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of cannabis by July 2018, so the provincial government is looking at ways to best implement the legislation in Alberta.

In order to do this, provincial officials need input from Albertans on things like distribution, sale, legal age, where consumption can take place, etc.

We encourage readers to participate in the survey and have their say in a legislation that will make Canadian history.

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