Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The new federal government pledged in its 2015 election campaign to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Since assuming office, the government has indicated that it will announce a federal-provincial-territorial task force to consult experts and others on a framework to remove marijuana consumption and incidental possession from the Criminal Code.
However, marijuana legalization brings a number of economic, regulatory, social and health challenges. Canada can learn from locations such as Colorado that have already moved ahead with legalization.
To learn more, join us for this webinar with Sam Kamin, who has emerged as one of America's expert voices on marijuana law reform in Colorado and throughout the country.
He sat on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force and worked with the ACLU and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom on the Blue Ribbon Panel on Marijuana Reform to formulate a set of best practices for marijuana regulation in that state. He has written more than a dozen scholarly articles on the subject of marijuana law reform and co-authors the series “Altered State: Inside Colorado’s Marijuana Economy” for Slate Magazine, chronicling the impact of Colorado’s marijuana regulations on lawmakers, businesses and consumers.
In the spring of 2015, Professor Kamin taught the nation’s first law school course on representing marijuana clients and was named the Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy.