On February 28, 2018, the government of the Northwest Territories tabled Bill 6, the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act. A complete copy of the legislation can be found here.
Under the draft legislation it is proposed that:
- The Liquor Commission will be responsible for distribution and sale of cannabis in the NTW;
- Cannabis will be sold in “cannabis stores”, which will initially be the existing liquor stores with the possibility of “cannabis-only” stores in the future;
- Mail order purchase and delivery will be available;
- Communities will be able to hold a plebiscite on whether to restrict or ban