If cannabis were legal in Canada (CMAJ)

By September 22, 2015Drug 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