Cannabis legalization - dude, it’s complicated!

On Friday, March 18, CAMH Addiction Rounds presented a webinar: "Cannabis Legalization: Dude, It’s Complicated!."

Learning objectives:

  • Increase awareness of the complexity of cannabis legalization
  • Identify the various agendas for reform
  • Identify the potential conflicts arising

There is no recording for this webinar but the slides are available here.


Mike DeVillaer
Manager, Provincial Projects, CAMH
Assistant Professor,
Psychiatry, McMaster University

Over his three and a half decades with The Addiction Research Foundation and CAMH, Mike has enjoyed a varied career as a clinician, research/evaluation collaborator, educator, and policy advocate. He has played a leadership role in the evolution of the addiction treatment system in both Hamilton and more broadly in Ontario.

Since 1988, Mike has also maintained a part-time faculty appointment in the Depart-ment of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and has made substantial contributions to undergraduate medical education at McMaster and in two province-wide medical school initiatives. He was the 1996 recipient of the John C. Sibley Award for Excellence in Health Sciences Research and Education by a Part-time Faculty Member at McMaster. Mike’s current interests include epidemiology of drug problems, drug policy, and health professional education on addictions.

Addictions Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.