What kind of economic impact can we expect from recreational cannabis legalization? Contributors to our Policy Options feature series The Economics of Canadian Cannabis join the « potcast » to discuss.

Colin Busby, IRPP research director and co-editor of the series, gives an overview of some of the key economic questions being raised as the Oct.17 legalization date approaches. Allan W. Gregory, professor of economics at Queen’s University, looks at the future of the medical cannabis market. And Rebecca Jesseman, director of policy at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, breaks down the potential health costs of legalization.

Photo: Marijuana plants grow at MedReleaf in Markham, Canada. EPA/WARREN TODA. 


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Colin Busby
Colin Busby est directeur de recherche à l’IRPP. Il était auparavant directeur associé de la recherche à l’Institut C. D. Howe et avait travaillé à Industrie Canada et à l’Organisation des Nations unies pour le développement industriel. Spécialisé en politiques budgétaires et sociales, ses recherches portent plus généralement sur les questions économiques.
Allan W. Gregory
Allan W. Gregory is a professor of economics at Queen’s University. His main research interests have been in applied time series issues primarily in finance, international, and forecasting. He is also active in health economics.  
Rebecca Jesseman
Rebecca Jesseman is the director of policy with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, where she has provided expertise in cannabis regulation and drug policy more broadly at the national and international levels for over 13 years.