Early Lessons Learned from Cannabis

On April 8, 2019 RGI hosted a Critical Conversation looking at the national regulatory design and implementation regime to legalize cannabis in Canada. The cannabis file is an excellent example of a complex regulatory undertaking that needed to be established and administered in an extraordinarily short time. The efforts to create a framework for legalizing the substance was undertaken in an environment of considerable uncertainly and ambiguity – the kind of setting most regulators consider highly undesirable when establishing a public policy instrument. The conversation centered around the important lessons to be learned.


Final Report on Event Proceedings

Background Paper

Speaker Bios

Canada’s Public Health Approach for Controlling Cannabis

Cannabis Legislation: A Provincial Perspective

Key Learnings from an Industry Perspective