The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Presents A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Law Reform:


Beyond Prohibition: Legal Cannabis in Canada



It is far past time that cannabis be removed from the Criminal Code and thata workable system of regulation replace Canada’s current social policy of prohibition. Numerous studies and government commissions have concluded that prohibition is a failed social policy that does more harm than good. This conference, however, will not focus on the harms of prohibition. Instead, participants from a wide variety of fields will demonstrate the ramifications of a legal cannabis environment.


AGENDA


8:00 - 8:30
Registration and Coffee Service


8:30 - 8:45
Welcome
John Russell
President, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

8:45 - 9:00
Introductory Remarks
Hon. Larry Campbell
Mayor of Vancouver

Resources

9:00 - 9:30
Freeing Research
Phillipe Lucas
Vancouver Island Compassion Society

9:30 - 10:00
Post-prohibition Economics
Jeffrey Miron
Professor of Economics, Boston University

10:00 - 10:30
Police Resources
Walter McKay
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

10:30 - 10:45
Dialogue Session

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee

Health

11:00 - 11:30
Public Health Approaches
Dr. Brian Emerson
Consultant, BC Ministry of Health Services

11:30 - 12:00
California Medical Models
Dr. Todd Mikuriya, MD.
Berkeley psychiatrist

12:00 - 12:30
A Roadmap to Compassion
Hilary Black/Rielle Capler
BC Compassion Club Society

12:30 - 12:45
Dialogue Session

12:45 - 2:00
Lunch

Regulation

2:00 - 2:30
Irrelevance of Public Policy
Peter Cohen
Professor, University of Amsterdam Centre for Drug Policy

2:30 - 3:00
Legal, Organic and Safe
Eric Nash/Wendy Little
Island Harvest Certified Organic Cannabis

3:00 - 3:30
International Obligations
Keith Stroup
Executive Director, NORML

3:30 - 4:00
Regulatory Options
Eugene Oscapella
Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy

4:00 - 4:15
Dialogue Session

4:15 - 5:00
General Discussion

5:00 - 5:30
Keynote Address
Hon. Pierre Claude Nolin
Senate of Canada

Discussion Topics Include:
  • Models for a Regulatory Environment - Recreational and Medical

  • Law Enforcement and Judicial Resource Allocation

  • Economic Impacts of Legalized Marijuana

  • International Treaty Ramifications

  • Public Health Perspectives

  • Safe, Legal Cannabis Cultivation

Date of Conference: Saturday, May 8, 2004

Location: The Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver BC








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