Additional Resources

List of Recent Publications

Now available from Black Rose Books
DeVillaer, Michael. Buzz Kill: The Corporatization of Cannabis.
How cronyism, greed, and corruption trumped social justice and public health in Canada’s legalization of cannabis.
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Recent Publications
DeVillaer, Michael. 2022. “Cannabis Legalization:  Déjà Vu All Over Again?” in The High North: Cannabis in Canada, edited by Andrew D. Hathaway and Clayton James Smith McCann. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Punia, K., DeVillaer, M., MacKillop, J., Balodis, Iris M. 2020. Understanding the Overlap Between Cannabis Use and Gambling Behaviour: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings and Consideration of Policy Implications. Curr Addict Rep (July 21, 2020).

DeVillaer, Michael. 2019. Cannabis Legalization in Canada: The Public Health Approach We Did Not Get. Canadian Journal of Addictions, 2019:10(3);51-59.

DeVillaer, Michael. 2019. “Cannabis Legalization: Lessons from Alcohol, Tobacco, and Pharmaceutical Industries”. In Andrew Potter and Daniel Weinstock (eds). High Time: The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

DeVillaer, Michael. 2017. Cannabis Law Reform in Canada: Pretense & Perils. Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University. February 2017.
Cannabis Law Reform in Canada Pretense & Perils

Media Coverage

“Canada’s nearly year-late cannabis legalization review may or may not begin this week”. The National Post, September 14, 2022.

In early 2017, The Globe and Mail published an opinion editorial I wrote that predicted much of what has come to pass in cannabis legalization. Have a look:

“Pot Legalization Doesn’t Need Another Profit-seeking Drug Industry.” Globe and Mail, March 28, 2017.