Canadian Perspective: Cannabis Legalization and the Public Health

6 May 2019 | 15:50 - 16:20

In this session, British Columbia’s former health czar will delve into how Canadian policymakers balanced public health concerns with cannabis legalization.

You’ll get insights on:

  • How Canada took into account “lessons learned” from Colorado and Washington state when crafting regulations for marijuana product labeling, advertising and more.
  • How public health concerns helped drive marijuana legalization in Canada.
  • How legalization can help combat other public health risks such as opioid or alcohol abuse.