Cannabis Legalization at the Frontier

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

By signing Bill C-45, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Subsequent news coverage raised concerns about the potentially negative effects of legalization for Canadians, especially those crossing the US-Canadian border. In this podcast, we explore the practical implications of cannabis legalization, examining emerging issues related to workplace safety, privacy, property rights, the constitutional division of powers, and what Canadians can say to border officers if asked about cannabis use. We will hear from Me Joël Dubois, a practicing lawyer at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP and co-developer of the University of Ottawa’s Cannabis Law course. We will also hear from Mr. Henry Chang, a Toronto-based immigration lawyer and partner at Dentons. This podcast is produced by Talia Huculak and Lauren Weaver, associate editors for Volume 64 of the McGill Law Journal.

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