The legalization of cannabis is a turning point for Canada. But despite major progress on this issue, many people are being left behind. Decades of cannabis prohibition have saddled hundreds of thousands of Canadians with criminal convictions for non-violent, minor cannabis offences.
Unfair and unequal enforcement of cannabis laws has meant that marginalized and racialized Canadians have been disproportionately burdened by cannabis convictions. For example, Black Torontonians are three times as likely to be arrested for simple possession of marijuana than White Torontonians despite equal rates of use.
This month, we are joined by Annamaria Enenajor — the Director of the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty — to discuss these issues, and what solutions ought to be implemented as we approach legalization. Along with leading the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty, Annamaria is a lawyer, author and educator practicing criminal, constitutional and regulatory law at Ruby, Shiller & Enenajor, Barristers.
July 25, 2018
6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Early Bird: $7
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