This lecture is essential for anyone who wants to know the answer to the questions, Why was cannabis illegal in Canada for 95 years, and how did Canada eventually move to legalize cannabis?
This 30-minute video is Part 2 of 2 of Canadian Cannabis Legal History and qualifies as continuing professional development (CPD) for the Law Society of Ontario requirements. Russell discusses how Canada knew about the scientific basis of ending the prohibition in 1973, and why it took until 2018 to do so.
Russell Bennett is a cannabis lawyer in Toronto at the law firm Cannabis Law, who wrote the book Canada's Cannabis Act: Annotation and Commentary, which is now in its 3rd edition. Chapter 1 features a detailed Canadian legal history on the prohibition of cannabis, which Russell uses as a springboard for this lecture.