Cannabis.Lessons

As we move steadily towards widespread legalization and distribution of cannabis, how can we learn more when setting policies?

Here’s a webinar, featuring a rear-view mirror look at what happened when pot became legal in Colorado, and in BC when liquor laws were loosened.

Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00-10:30 am PT. 

But the burning question on so many people’s minds right now, is what will happen when marijuana is finally legalized.  Are there healthier public policy approaches we can take that will reduce harms as marijuana goes mainstream?  Can we learn anything about access, pricing and regulation from alcohol? . . .

. . . Dr. Tista Ghosh is the Medical Health Officer of Colorado, one of the first two states in the USA to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  She will share some of the lessons they learned and provide some advice on how public health can respond and inform policy as marijuana is legalized.

Dr. Tim Stockwell will speak about the recent loosening of alcohol laws in BC and the impact it has had on public health as well as some of the pricing measures that can reduce excessive consumption.

Thanks to the BC Alliance for Healthy Living.