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Cannabis: Our Position for a Canadian Public Policy - Report of the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs (Volume I Parts I and 2)

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Position Paper
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Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs
The Senate of Canada
First of four volumes of a report. The Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs held hearings with experts and the public between 2000 and 2002, to review existing policy and the state of the knowledge on cannabis use; identify guiding principles for policy development; and develop a broad public policy framework for addressing cannabis use. Part I introduces the mandate, research program, and working program of the Committee. Guiding principles in the areas of ethics, governance, criminal law, and science are discussed. In Part II, scientific knowledge about the effects, consequences, and various uses for cannabis is reviewed. Canadian's attitudes and opinions about cannabis are presented, based on pre-existing survey studies and the public hearings and focus groups held by the Committee.
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