Experts to speak at the U of S on impact of marijuana legalization

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend Marijuana Legalization: Impacts on Students, Employers and the Public, presented by the McKercher Lecture Series at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Law.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Noon to 1 pm
MLT AIKINS Lecture Theatre (Room 150)
College of Law
15 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada has generated much speculation and conversation. In this presentation and panel discussion, three expert speakers will each explore the potential impact of the drug’s legalization from a different standpoint.

Kevin Wilson, QC, a partner with MLT AIKINS LLP Saskatoon, has practiced in management-side labour and employment law for 29 years, and is a frequent speaker on labour law and human rights across Western Canada. Wilson will focus on marijuana impairment and the workplace.

Ron Piché is a criminal defence lawyer with Piché and Company of Saskatoon. His practice focuses primarily on the defence of motor vehicle charges, drug matters, and residential school litigation. Piché will reflect on marijuana impairment and driving offences.

Michael Szafron is an assistant professor with the U of S School of Public Health. Szafron is principle investigator on a research project investigating risk factors and establishing demographics of marijuana use in Canada, prior to the drug’s legalization. Szafron will explore impacts of marijuana use and implications for universities.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Piché and Szafron will be available for interviews following the event.

The McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law brings a wide range of guest speakers to enlighten and engage the U of S community and beyond. The lecture poster can be found here.



For more information, contact:
Cat Bonner
Communications Officer
College of Law
University of Saskatchewan 




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