Canadian universities ‘flying blind’ into cannabis legalization
Anya Zoledziowski and Kevin Maimann
Canadian Public Health Association executive director Ian Culbert said whether post-secondary institutions allow students to smoke pot on campus or not, it’s important that they be proactive in promoting health and safety. While many students already have experiences with pot, he is worried about “novice users” who are prone to experimenting in excess before they learn their limits. “That experimentation is a natural part of growing up. So, university administrations and student associations really need to be taking a very proactive approach at getting education materials out to all of the students, especially younger students, and being a very watchful and caring community as legalization takes effect,” Culbert said.