27 September 2017

In a recent Rabble.ca article, 2017 scholar Stephanie Lake explains why some aspects of Ontario’s recent cannabis legislation are too strict to protect youth. Lake applauds 19 years as the age of access, separating the sale of alcohol and cannabis, and a public education campaign. But she also suggests a distribution model made up of government and private retailers, and she is strongly in favour of licensed consumption spaces. Sometimes, Lake concludes, the most sensible approach is not the strictest one.

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Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake (population and public health, University of British Columbia) is investigating how the medical use and legalization of cannabis might help the ongoing opioid overdose crisis affecting British Columbia and the rest of Canada.

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