Cannabis Legalization and Youth: Developing Clear Messages in an Evolving Policy Climate

When: Thursday, November 15th 8:15 am - Friday, November 16th 5:00 pm
Where: IBS 155
Who: IBS Problem Behavior and Youth Development Program

What have we learned in Colorado since the legalization of retail cannabis in 2012 that might be helpful for Canada?

On October 17th retail cannabis became legal nationally across Canada. Individual provinces will decide how to implement the law. IBS's Program on Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development, along with researchers from the University of Victoria will be co-sponsoring a two-day meeting (Nov 15th and 16th) entitled Cannabis Legalization and Youth: Developing Clear Messages in an Evolving Policy Climate.

The meeting will bring together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and government agency staff from Canada, Colorado, Washington, and other states to talk about lessons learned since legalization here and Washington and to discuss potential cross-national grant/research collaborations.