Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restrictions on Pot

While licensed producers of cannabis in Canada lobby the government for leniency on product advertising, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has taken the opposite approach.

In a report released Monday, the Ontario division of the CMHA provided various recommendations to the Ontario government regarding adult-use marijuana regulations. One of these suggestions was a restriction on advertising like those placed on the tobacco industry.

“The risk is that legalization of cannabis may lead to an increase in use among Ontarians,” said Camille Quenneville, CEO of CMHA in a news release.

Colorado: State Survey Shows Marijuana Use Drops Among Teens After Legalization

Among the list of recommendations is a “zero tolerance” policy on using marijuana in any motorized vehicle for drivers or passengers. The CMHA also proposed that the minimum age in Ontario should be 19 and those who distribute legal pot be required to engage in a cannabis education program. This program would be similar to the Smart Serve course that is mandatory for anyone serving alcohol.

As well, the report recommended that some revenue from marijuana sales be earmarked to fund mental health…

Continue reading at

About is the leading cannabis-related message forum and news site for in-depth, comprehensive cannabis strain and product education, marijuana media, growshop information and pricing. has been in operation since 1995 and is owned and operated by, the most widely used medical and recreational marijuana dispensary locator in the industry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *