I was really interested to hear about the statistics on what alcohol and tobacco cost us: 40,000 deaths, 6.5 million hospital days, and $30 billion annually. The conversation that we've been having is that we should legalize marijuana and treat it similarly to how alcohol and tobacco have been treated. However, this brings to mind that perhaps those things aren't a success, so perhaps we shouldn't be trying to mirror what was done there. Perhaps we should learn from those, and consider a raised age.
One thing I would like to expand on is this idea of the non-profit-driven supply. We heard this yesterday from our friends from Quebec.
I think it was you, Dr. DeVillaer. How would that work in Canada? What do you think that would look like?