Cannabis researcher says close monitoring of impacts of legalisation critical

Published by External Author,
17, Oct

Legal cannabis is now readily available in Canada but the urgency to monitor and learn from it is crucial according to Duncan MacKillop, co-director at the Michael G. Degroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster University.

Written by Jennifer Ackerman.

James MacKillop, co-director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research in Hamilton, Ont., speaks at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research forum at the Delta Hotel in Regina. TROY FLEECE / Regina Leader-Post

At the annual forum of the Canadian Institute for Military Michael G. Degroote talked about the importance of monitoring the impact legal cannabis will have on the country.

"We're embarking on a grand, national experiment. I think that it will be really critical for Canada to keep its eye on the ball to see how the landscape changes."

The talk focused on the issue of looking at both the positive and negative impacts that legal cannabis will have on Canada. As Canada sets the pathway for the world to follow it is important that all aspects are looked at. To read more head to:

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