WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Regulating Cannabis: Canada in the Global Context

Monday, 14 November 2016
Ottawa, Canada

Canada is the first G7 country committed to ending cannabis prohibition, announcing at the United Nations that legislation will be introduced in the spring of 2017 to legally regulate access to cannabis. Join us with guests from the UK, the US, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Netherlands to explore cannabis policy reform around the world and the challenges posed by international drug treaties for countries wishing to regulate cannabis.

Doors open: 6:30 PM

Program: 7:00PM – 9:00 PM

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall
Room: Johnson Hall 116

157 Séraphin-Marion
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5


Damon Barrett
International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, University of Essex

David Bewley-Taylor
Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University

Tom Blickman
Transnational Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kathy-Ann Brown
Deputy Solicitor General & Director
International Affairs, Government of Jamaica

Lisa Sanchez
Mexico United Against Crime
Transform Drug Policy Foundation

John Walsh
Washington Office on Latin America

Hosted by

Donald MacPherson
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Richard Elliot
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

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