Program Highlight

Don’t miss our special lunchtime sessions.

On Day 1 of the conference check out session L1: Critical perspectives on cannabis reform: Health, policy and policing


  1. Leo Beletsky,
    Northeastern University, USA
  2. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah,
    University of Toronto, Canada

The 21st century has ushered in an era of rapid transformation in the landscape of cannabis regulation throughout the world. This transformation has proceeded with limited input of diverse perspectives and considerations, largely without addressing cascades of individual and structural harms resulting from decades of cannabis prohibition policies and their enforcement.

This session will identify the gaps in existing reform efforts, highlight promising initiatives that have engaged cannabis reform to pursue racial and social objectives, and outline an agenda to re-envision drug policy reform from a public health perspective.

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