Pot Prohibition: A Long, Strange Trip

published 8 months ago

It has been a long, winding, and sometimes strange journey for how marijuana is viewed in Canada since it was made illegal in 1923. "It has been known to turn quiet, respectable youths into raving murderers, seeking victims to satisfy their delusions," said the Globe and Mail in 1937. The Agenda examines 95 years of pot prohibition and the massive shift in public perception surrounding the leafy substance.

For more in depth perspectives and interesting stories sign up for our daily newsletter at TVO.org slash daily. In October pot will be a legal if regulated commodity for sale to the general public in Ontario medicinal and recreational even 10 years ago that idea seemed unthinkable as official Canada has long viewed as the demon weed and worse how did we get from there to here let's find out we'll ask in Chicago Illinois via Skype Catherine Carstairs she's a professor of history at the university wealth and author of jailed for possession illegal drug use regulation and power in Canada 1920 to 1961 and here in studio Marcel Martel the addy better to store could share in Canadian history at York University and the author of not this time Canadians public policy and the marijuana question 1961 to 1975 and across the ocean ...

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