Anne McLellan on Cannabis, Canada and International Treaties
May 19, 2017
Anne McLellan tells The Canadian Press why Canada's plan to legalize and regulate cannabis for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties. Anne says, "Those treaties talk to the protection of youth and young people, keeping young people out of criminal situations. They speak to fairness and justice and they speak to public health." Canada is one of more than 185 parties to three United Nations drug control conventions.