W.A. Bogart is a Distinguished Professor of Law (retired), University of Windsor, and author of Off the Street: Legalizing Drugs and Regulating Obesity? Government, Society, and Questions of Health.
People who are obese often experience discrimination at work, school and in health care. Protection in the form of human rights legislation could be a move in the right direction.
The Cannabis Act is under review. Many problems will be addressed. But there will be a faceoff between public-health advocates and industry representatives on a number of fronts.
The movement for reform in this country of non-medical use of drugs seems unstoppable. There are many drivers of change and a major one is the opioid crisis.
How should we address vaccine hesitancy? One way is to reward people for getting vaccinated; Krispy Kreme, for example, is giving free donuts to those who show proof of vaccination.
From the archives, but could not be more relevant for today.