Regulating Cannabis: A Comparative Exploration of Canadian Legalization

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Richard Haigh: 0000-0002-2828-8566

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Am Bus Law J, 57: 677-733.


This article explores cannabis regulation in Canada and the United States and examines how recent legalization efforts have manifested differently in each country. Although some of these differences are explained by uncompromising constitutional structures, this comparative exercise examines each system's political choices. While emphasis is placed on the Canadian experience, this article seeks to inform and enhance policy and regulation in both countries in addition to highlighting inherent ethical issues.

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