Catherine Carstairs, Author at LawNow Magazine
Catherine Carstairs

About Catherine Carstairs

Catherine Carstairs is a Professor and Chair, in the Department of History, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

How Pot Smoking Became Illegal in Canada

In 1923, when it became illegal to possess cannabis in Canada, very few Canadians would have heard of the drug, let alone tried it. So why did legislators target weed? Cannabis advocates have long blamed women’s rights activist Emily Murphy. Her 1922 book on the drug trade in Canada, The Black Candle, claimed that marijuana […]

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Catherine Carstairs
Catherine Carstairs
Catherine Carstairs is a Professor and Chair, in the Department of History, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
 


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