The Current

The Current for Oct. 17, 2018: Into the Weeds

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a town hall at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature to explore the implications of Canada's legalization of marijuana, from the legal and social, to the commercial and compassionate.

Today's special edition of The Current was recorded in front of an audience in Ottawa

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosted a town hall event in Ottawa to discuss the road to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and the bumps that still lie in the road ahead. (Andrew Lee/CBC)
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The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a town hall at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature to explore the implications of Canada's legalization of marijuana, from the legal and social, to the commercial and compassionate. 

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Guests include:

Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction 
Manisha Krishnan, Senior Writer, VICE Media 
Eugene Oscapella, Ottawa lawyer and professor of criminology and drug policy at the University of Ottawa
Hilary Black, founder of the BC Compassion Club Director, Patient Education and Advocacy Canopy Growth
Dr. Vera Etches, medical officer of health with Ottawa Public Health