This course will examine the legal issues surrounding the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada. Students will explore the policy considerations that contributed to the regulation of cannabis, and will closely examine the regulatory framework at all levels of government. Students will be encouraged to think critically about that framework, with a view toward relevant considerations such as constitutional and human rights issues. Students will also learn about Indigenous jurisdiction and effects on Indigenous communities, the scope of activity relating to cannabis that remains illegal in Canada, workplace issues, commercial issues relating to Cannabis, and the impact of legalization on immigration and international affairs.


LAW 101, LAW 110 and LAW 210; OR 45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

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