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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Monday, May 7, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Issue No. 43

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

Eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth meetings:
Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts


WITNESSES

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Honourable Senator Gwen Boniface, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence;

The Honourable Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais, Deputy Chair, Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence.

As individuals:

Andrew Freedman, Former Director, Colorado Marijuana Coordination;

Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

RAND Drug Policy Research Center:

Beau Kilmer, Co-Director.

Oregon Cannabis Association:

Amy Margolis, Executive Director.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation:

The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., Chair;

Dr. Mark Ware, Vice-Chair.

Government of New Brunswick:

The Honourable Benoît Bourque, MLA, Minister of Health;

Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer, Health;

Neill McKay, Senior Policy Advisor, Health;

Patricia Steeves, Chief Operating Officer, Finance.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Honourable Senator A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade;

The Honourable Senator Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade;

The Honourable Senator Dennis Dawson, Member, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

As individuals:

Margie Skeer, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University;

Ryan Vandrey, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (by video conference).

dosist:

Josh Campbell, President.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Judith Seidman, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Bernard, *Day (or Mercer), Deacon, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Mégie, Mockler, Munson, Omidvar, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (May 10, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (May 10, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (May 9, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (May 9, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (May 9, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (May 8, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (May 8, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 7, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (May 4, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (May 10, 2018).