Mini Law School: The Aftermath of the Cannabis Act

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 15:00
Name of Organization: 
Schulich School of Law
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Room 104, Schulich School of Law, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Ave., Halifax

The Cannabis Act may be just the first chapter of a more evidence-based, public health-oriented approach to reducing the harms associated with problematic substance use and to attacking some perennial criminal justice dilemmas. In this free public lecture, Schulich School of Law Professor Archie Kaiser will discuss "The Aftermath of the Cannabis Act: New Opportunities to Promote Harm Reduction and Criminal Justice Reform." He will explore the possible winding down of the war on drugs in Canada and what may follow. In addition to Professor Kaiser, Cindy MacIsaac, the executive director of Direction 180, a community-based Halifax clinic that offers treatment and supports to those who use drugs, will examine local harm-reduction initiatives. Gillian Mitts and Doug Earl, members of the Halifax Area Network of Drug Using People (HANDUP), will talk about community-living challenges.