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38th Parliament, 1st Session
October 4, 2004 - November 29, 2005
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An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Last Stage Completed
Referral to Committee Before Second Reading in the House of Commons (2004-11-02)
Progress: Referral to Committee Before Second Reading in the House of Commons
Further Reading
Reading List
  • A review of drug use and driving: epidemiology, impairment, risk factors and risk perceptions. Kelly, Erin, Shane Darke and Joanne Ross. Drug & alcohol review, 23:319-44, Sept. 2004
  • Canada's pot revolution. Glass, Stephen. Rolling stone, no. 930:79, Sept. 4, 2003
  • Cannabis careers reconsidered: transitions and trajectories of committed long-term users. Hathaway, Andrew D. Contemporary drug problems, 31:401-23, Fall 2004
  • Cannabis law reform in Canada. Fischer, Benedikt et al.. Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 45:265-97, July 2003
  • Cannabis use in Canada : policy options for control. Fischer, Benedict et al. Policy options, 19:34-8, Oct. 1998
  • Charter rights of Canadian drug users: a constitutional assessment of the Clay trial and ruling. Hathaway, Andrew D. Canadian journal of law and society, 16:29-43, Spring 2001
  • Conditional okay for cannabis prescription drug. Sibbald, Barbara. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal, 172:1672, June 21, 2005
  • Conversations about medical marijuana between physicians and their patients. McCarthy, Kathleen I. Journal of legal medicine, 25:333-349, Sept. 2004
  • De drogue à médicament. Sabourin, Guy. L'Actualité pharmaceutique, 11:6-7, Nov. 2003
  • Entre la décriminalisation et la légalisation du cannabis : quelques réflexions d'un intervenant en toxicomanie. Hotte, Maurice. L'intervenant, 18:8-12, oct. 2001
  • Hierarchies of harm in Canadian criminal law : the marijuana trilogy and the forcible correction of children. Benedet, Janine. Supreme Court law review, pp. 217-41, 2002
  • In harm's way: the limits to legislating criminal law. Levine, Roslyn J. Supreme Court law review, pp. 195-216, 2004
  • Inside dope. Hardy, Quentin. Forbes, 172:146-50, 152 ff, Nov. 10, 2003
  • Joint submissions. Rogers, Bill. Canadian lawyer, 27:28-33, June 2003
  • Just say maybe. The Economist, 367:72-3, Apr. 5, 2003
  • Just say yes: legalizing marijuana would actually be safer for kids than decriminalization. Bergman, Brian. Maclean's, 116:26-7, Mar. 3, 2003
  • La célébrité du cannabis, la décriminalisation et la prévention (2e partie). Hotte, Maurice. L'intervenant, 19:4-10, janv. 2003
  • La célébrité du cannabis, la décriminilisation et la prévention (1re partie). Hotte, Maurice. L'intervenant, 19:5-10, oct. 2002
  • L'opinion de l'apothicaire sur l'usage et la légalisation du Cannabis sativa. Dionne, Jean-Yves. L'Actualité pharmaceutique, 11:20, déc. 2003
  • Miracle weed. Wilson, Clare. New scientist, 185:38-41, Feb. 5, 2005
  • New medicinal marijuana rules ease onus on physicians. Sibbald, Barbara. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal, 173:473, Aug. 30, 2005
  • Psychological and social sequelae of cannabis and other illicit drug use by young people: a systematic review of longitudinal, general population studies. Macleod, John. Lancet, 363:1579-88, May 15, 2004
  • Re-reading fundamental justice and the prohibition of marijuana. Hern, Sean. Criminal law quarterly, 44:487-513, May 2001
  • Rethinking our policy on cannabis. Boyd, Neil. Policy options, 19:31-3, Oct. 1998
  • The relationship between high school marijuana use and annual earnings among young adult males. Ringel, Jeanne A., Phyllis L. Erickson and Rebecca L. Collins. Contemporary economic policy, 24:56-63, Jan. 2006
  • The Saga Continues: Canadian Legislative Attempts to Reform Cannabis Law in the Twenty-First Century. Hyshka, Elaine. Canadian journal of criminology & criminal justice, 51:73-91, Jan. 2009
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • Canada’s Drug Strategy, Health Canada
  • Cannabis Law Reform in Canada -- 2002-04, Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
  • Marijuana, CBC News
  • Office of Controlled Substances, Health Canada
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