Potholes: The road to legal marijuana
On April 20, 2016, the Canadian Liberal government announced its intention to legalize and regulate marijuana in Canada. Right now, there are no clear answers about how and when this process is going to happen, except that the government is hoping to have the process complete in Spring 2017. There are many aspects to consider during this process and we wanted to provide a forum where young people can receive some information and ask questions from people familiar with both health concerns and legal concerns.
What exactly is this all about?
Michael Dyck will be be addressing some of the legal aspects of marijuana legalization including the current state of marijuana laws in Canada, what changes we expect will be made, the impact of the expected changes, and future legal issues that remain such as travel and impaired driving.
Daniel Dacombe is a Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) in the Hanover School Division and will be addressing some of the health and social aspects of marijuana legalization including the social benefits and costs, ongoing mental health concerns, and the public health model of legalization.
Join us on November 21, 2016 between 10:20 until 11:22 in the theatre at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School.
Further Reading and Links
- Is Marijuana Use Impaired Driving? MichaelDyck.ca from January 23, 2016
- Canadians worry legalized pot will make roads more dangerous CTV news from November 14, 2016
- Lessons learned about legalized marijuana from Colorado's chief medical officer CBC News from October 16, 2016.
- Justice ministers raise concerns about impact of legalized pot on road safety CBC News from October 15, 2016.
- Doobs of Hazard: Is Canada ready to deal with stoned drivers? Maclean's from October 5, 2016.
- Marijuana legalization in Canada: What we know and don't know CBC News from July 2, 2016.
- Canada to introduce pot legalization legislation in 2017 Global News from April 20, 2016.
- U.S. states with legal pot sales see rise in fatal accidents by high drivers The Globe and Mail from October 22, 2015.