Additional Resources/ Recent Publications

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. 2023. Response: RE: Outcomes associated with nonmedical cannabis legalization policy in Canada: taking stock at the 5-year mark. Canadian Medical Association Journal, Posted online October 14 2023. .

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

Past Media Coverage

“On August 25, I did 14 interviews with the CBC for my new book “Buzz Kill: The Corporatization of Cannabis”. The interviews were broadcast live from Toronto, Montreal, St. John’s, Halifax, Sudbury, Winnipeg, and Regina. They were recorded for later broadcast in Charlottetown, Moncton, London, Calgary, Victoria, Kelowna, and Whitehorse.”

“Four years after legalization, illegal cannabis market still thriving in Canada”
National Post, Oct 17, 2022.

“Health Canada begins it’s long-awaited review of the Cannabis Act”.
Canada Tonight, CBC News Network, September 22, 2022.

“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.