Briegh Anne Albert

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Briegh Anne Albert

Director of Engagement

Alberta Cannabis Secretariat


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Alberta Cannabis Framework, and what Albertans can expect when cannabis becomes legal in our province by summer 2018.
Briegh Anne Albert is the Director of Engagement with the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat, a cross-government team responsible for coordinating Alberta’s approach to cannabis legalization. Prior to this role, Briegh Anne worked with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and served as Director of Engagement for the government task force that assisted Fort McMurray and other communities in their recovery from the 2016 Wood Buffalo wildfires. Briegh Anne spent over ten years with Alberta Treasury Board and Finance working on strategic priorities and projects within the regulation and policy of the financial sector in Alberta.

Abstract:

This presentation will outline the Alberta Cannabis Framework, and what Albertans can expect when cannabis becomes legal in our province by summer 2018. After months of engagement with Albertans, stakeholders and partners, extensive research of other jurisdictions, and consideration of existing liquor and tobacco laws, the framework sets the stage for the responsible use of cannabis in Alberta.

Aspects of this framework will be implemented through various pieces of legislation introduced during fall 2017 and spring 2018, including substantive changes to the Gaming and Liquor Act that will address oversight, distribution and licensing for non-medical cannabis.