On May 8, 2017, to celebrate the University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems’ (SPHHS) 40th anniversary, the School hosted a public lecture titled The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis – What Does It All Mean?, featuring the Honourable A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., A.O.E.
Canada is about to become the only G-20 country to legalize and regulate cannabis at the national level. This will require a transformation, both of thinking and practice. What will this mean for public health and public safety? What will a new regulated market look like?
The lecture is followed by a panel discussion featuring Liana Nolan, Waterloo Medical Officer of Health, Jonathan Zaid, SPHHS undergraduate student and advocate for medical marijuana use, and Chris Perlman, SPHHS faculty member.