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September 2015

If cannabis were legal in Canada (CMAJ)

By | Drug Policy, News Media

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Interview with Dr. Sheryl Spithoff, addiction medicine specialist and family physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. In a CMAJ analysis article, Dr. Spithoff and colleagues look at policies in jurisdictions where cannabis has already been legalized. A Canadian government formed after October 2015 may move away from prohibitionist policies and create a legal framework for cannabis. If so, public health promotion and protection must be the primary goals.

SoundCloud audio interview with Dr. Sheryl Spithoff here

Full article (subscription required): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.150657

CBC News – Marijuana prohibition can do more harm than good, doctors tell federal parties


VOTE now up until Oct. 19, 2015!

By | Political

Vote now until Oct. 19, 2015

Vote at one of 400 Elections Canada offices before the Oct. 13 deadline.

Find the Elections Canada office nearest you.

Election Canada offices are open:

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Bring your proof of identity and address.

Vote by mail – apply online here

Federal election 2015 – elections.ca

More on vote and election topics.

The Council of Canadians – Youth pledge: I will vote!

Proportional Representation – fairvote.ca

Strategic voting