Despite almost a century of prohibition, millions of Canadians today regularly consume marijuana and other cannabis products. This failed policy has arguably only benefited organized crime and increased gang activity. There is a need to consider ending the prohibition on marijuana. It’s time for Canadians to have an informed and critical conversation about how to legalize, regulate and tax the production, distribution and use of marijuana.
Date: Wednesday, October 2nd Time: 7 PM Location: Oak Bay Secondary - 2151 Cranmore Rd. (Cadboro Bay Rd. entrance)
John Anderson, Ph.D. – Former Correctional Officer, Criminology Dept., Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo; former Vice President, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (Canada).
Connie Carter, Ph.D. – Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions, Simon Fraser University. Philippe Lucas – Research Affiliate with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC; Sensible BC Advisory Board Member; Former Victoria City Councillor. David Scoones, Ph.D. – Chair, Economics Dept., University of Victoria Kirk Tousaw – A director of the BC Civil Liberties Association and Vice-Chair of the Association’s Drug Policy Committee; Executive Director of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation; Sensible BC Advisory Board Member.