Thank you to all of our witnesses today.
I agree with what my colleague across the way has said, which is that young people are smoking cannabis. Whether it's legal or illegal, they're smoking it, so we certainly shouldn't be in a rush to worry about whether it's legal or not. What we should be doing is trying to prevent harm.
We've heard over three days this week a consistent message that the key to getting young people to not smoke cannabis is public education, public awareness, and training for them similar to the effort that was done with tobacco, to change public opinion to “grudgingly tolerating”. I liked that phraseology. That is definitely what's needed.
In the two years since the Liberal government announced they were going to legalize cannabis, that public awareness campaign has not appeared. Certainly, that's something that needs to be a priority, but we did see pockets of excellence. We had testimony yesterday from individuals who have brought forward training for parents.
I understand, Dr. Melanson from New Brunswick, that you did some public awareness training. I was wondering if you could expand on what your experience has been in Moncton.