A Budding Industry: The Future of Cannabis in Canada

The government of Canada has tabled legislation legalizing and regulating the sale, possession and use of cannabis. While the benefits and drawbacks of cannabis legalization in Canada have been debated for years, the complexity of doing so has become clear now that legalization is imminent. Hear from our panel of experts in Toronto as they discuss what this means for the evolution of the cannabis growing industry, the medical challenges and opportunities, and what lawmakers have considered and should consider when designing a cannabis legalization framework.

Recorded April 20, 2017, in Toronto, ON.


Sunny Freeman, MJ’08 – Business Reporter, Financial Post


Sana-Ara Ahmed, MedRes’10 – Anesthesiologist, Chronic Pain Medicine Specialist, Medical Cannabis Specialist
Jonathan Page, BSc’91, PhD’98 – President & CEO, Anandia Labs; Adjunct Professor, Botany, UBC
Raf Souccar – Deputy Commissioner, RCMP (retired) and member of the Prime Minister’s Marijuana Legalization Task Force