Health – September 13, 2017 – Part 2

In Committee from the House of Commons

Health – September 13, 2017 – Part 2

The committee discusses age restrictions and the impact on young Canadians as it continues its review of C-45, the federal government’s proposal to legalize marijuana. The Liberal government has set a minimum age of 18 to purchase and possess marijuana, although provinces and territories have the discretion to raise the minimum age.

MPs hear from Scott Bernstein (senior policy analyst, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition); Ian Culbert (executive director, Canadian Public Health Association); Dr. Christina Grant (member of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s adolescent health committee); Judith Renaud and Paul Renaud (respectively executive director and communications director, Educators for Sensible Drug Policy); and Peter A. Howlett (president)and Peter Vamos (executive director), both representing the organization Portage, which operates drug rehabilitation programs.