The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis: Child Rights

Implications - Criminology Week 2018 - Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Christine Gervais
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Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child Faculty of Law - Civil Law Section

The presentation "The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis - Child Rights Implications" by Mary Birdsell will explore the child rights implications of new federal and provincial legislation regulating the possession, production, and sale of cannabis. Under these changes, young people under 18 years of age face ongoing prohibition and unequal criminal liability.  While there is cause for concern regarding the possible health risks and detrimental effects on teenage neurology, the current criminal justice sanctions violate young people’s rights, and utterly fail to protect their health and well-being. 

A Q&A will follow this presentation on the new legal landscape regarding cannabis for young people, and the problems therein, from a rights-based legal perspective.

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This event in part of Criminology Week 2018: Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion.