The US Centre hosted Wayne Hall in an evening of discussion about the recent evolution of cannabis policy in North America and makes a first attempt at answering the following questions: Why has cannabis policy changed so radically in the USA and Canada in such a short period of time? What role did the medical cannabis laws play in changing public attitudes towards cannabis legalisation in these countries? What outcomes can we expect from cannabis legalisation in terms of its effects on cannabis use, cannabis-related harms and the imprisonment of minority populations?
Wayne Hall is a Professor at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research at the University of Queensland and a Professor at the National Addiction Centre, Kings College London. He was formerly: Director of CYSAR (2014-2016) and NHMRC Australia Fellow at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research and the University of Queensland Brain Institute (2009-2014).
John Collins is Executive Director of the LSE’s International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU), a Fellow of the LSE US Centre and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Yale Centre for the Study of Globalization.
Listen to the podcast of the event here.
This event was held on 8th October 2018
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