Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Youth Contact with the Criminal Justice System
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Dr. Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto were provided funding by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to look at how young people are interacting with the criminal justice system in the wake of the Cannabis Act. The research analyzes data about youth interactions with the justice system, including the nature and outcomes of their interactions. This report summarizes key findings from the study.