Cannabis public education hot topic for Cannabis Act review in Canada
Cannabis public education is becoming a hot topic for Review of Canada’s Cannabis Act. In 2018, the federal government allocated nearly $46 million over five years for public education and awareness about cannabis. Since then, it’s grown to $100 million over six years, and currently we’re in year five.
Canada celebrates four years of cannabis legalization
A majority of Canadians recently celebrated four years of cannabis legalization. The lengthy process of reviewing Canada’s Cannabis Act is underway while achieving this global milestone. Morris Rosenberg, OCwas named chair of the planned five-member review committee.
According to the Government of Canada’s website, public education and activity is “informing Canadians, especially young people, about the health and safety risks of cannabis use.” Appropriate use of digital and social media, as well as high school curriculum development syncs well with this learning curve.
It is stated in the law
It is indicated in the Legislative review of the Cannabis Act that “the review should focus particularly on the health and cannabis use patterns of young people, the impact of cannabis on Indigenous people and communities, and the impact of the cultivation of cannabis plants in the context of dwelling”.
Follow-up with Jesse Lavoie of TobaGrown on culture in Manitoba
CEO of TobaGrown, Jesse Lavoie | Image via @tobagrown
I followed with Jesse Lavoie from TobaGrown and TobaRolling Syndicate about his return visit to Quebec. Jesse and his legal team assist as intervenors in the Supreme Court of Canada. Legal teams in Manitoba and Quebec are fighting for federal recreational culture rights like in every other province.
Jesse says, “If the Quebec government loses in the Supreme Court, then the Manitoba government will come under a lot of public pressure to lift the ban. If the opposite happens, my legal team is ready to continue our legal fight in Manitoba. We are here until the end.
The Manitoba flag flying above the TobaGrown flag | Photo via @tobagrown
TobaGrown is Canada’s first not-for-profit cannabis brand. This is the second time in Canadian history that the Supreme Court of Canada moved a trial outside of Ottawa. As a backdrop, Winnipeg City Council plans to zone medically-licensed grow sites outside of city limits.