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CDTS Podcast: What does the legalization of cannabis mean for race relations?

Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a sociologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga, discuss what the legalization of cannabis may mean for race relations. Will things get better or is it possible that they could get worse? Canada has a long history of using drug laws to control ‘problematic’ populations; will decriminalization help these problems go away?

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies podcast  —  featuring scholars from across the humanities and the social sciences — explores how seemingly innocuous practices or events can ripple into the complex dynamics of politics, culture and society.