To better understand pot, Ottawa should look to Colorado

Opponents often fret that young people’s consumption could skyrocket in a more permissive environment. Colorado’s experience argues otherwise
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Sunday, July 3, 2016

canada-ottawa-cannabisNot being first has its advantages when it comes to social policy reforms. The State of Colorado has compiled a deep trove of useful data when it comes to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Health officials there recently published conclusions from a wide-ranging survey of nearly 20,000 middle-school and secondary students. The central finding: Colorado’s schools have not become stoner nirvanas. The Liberal government’s new Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation should take a look at what’s there. (See also: Canada’s stances on pot and Mexicans are not ‘red flag’ issues for U.S.)