SPE Café: Cannabis Legalization - Where do we go from here?


SPE Café


March 22, 2018


La Récréation
404 rue Ontario E
Montréal, QC H2L 1N6

We've published the report!

Contributing authors: Neha Bhutani, Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill, Sara Ferwati, Amy Kim, Kira London-Nadeau

This report, that was generated from discussions among mostly undergraduate and graduate students across diverse disciplines at an SPE Café on March 22nd, 2018, also reflects the benefits of cannabis legalization, and the challenges that participants believe Canada will face as cannabis is legalized. We also acknowledge that many institutions have taken steps to address some of the challenges identified in this report.

While the café was initially titled as Marijuana Legalization - Where do we go from here?, following the discussions with the café participants, we learned about the racist nature of the word ‘marijuana’. As such, we have now changed the word to Cannabis in the title and everywhere else in the text.

Download full report as PDF (English only):

About #SPEcafé

For this edition of SPE café, we will address cannabis legalization and where we go from there.

Brief of the event to come!

SPE café is a casual space for our community to gather and discuss ideas and events related to science and policy. We will provide participants with questions and specific topics to chat about, and cultivate ideas and solutions around. Your input will be published on our website, and will be used to create reports to advocate for solutions created at each SPE café.

Tickets: $5 , includes a drink and snacks/appetizers

Premise is simple - we provide the coffee and some background info to start an open discussion where we can identify key issues, debate current policies, or brainstorm new ones! Any notes / ideas / comments / solutions will be assembled into a short report by our team after the event. You will get a copy and together we can reach out to stakeholders and decision-makers so your ideas can have an impact.

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