High Time

The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada

Edited by Andrew Potter & Daniel M. Weinstock
Categories: Political Science
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Paperback : 9780773556416, 240 pages, March 2019

It took Canada fifty years to reform its marijuana laws. Did it get them right?


While the legalization of marijuana in Canada begins with a straightforward change of the criminal code, its ramifications go far beyond this. Legalization will have a serious impact on the country’s international treaty commitments, interprovincial relations, taxation and regulatory regimes, and social and health policies. The essays in this book address these outcomes from three main perspectives: the decades-long political path to legalization; the assumptions that underwrite the new policy; and how legalization in Canada looks in an international context.


"It's high time to think beyond basic legalization, and this book provides a strong foundation for future considerations. " Montreal Review of Books