VICE Canada Talks Marijuana with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Following last week's unveiling of the Canadian Government's marijuana legislation, VICE Canada will be sitting down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on April 24th to facilitate a national conversation about how this shift in drug policy could bring about a fundamental shift in Canadian society. The Prime Minister will be joined by Bill Blair, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Southwest and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Hosted by VICE Canada's Manisha Krishnan, this event brings together stakeholders from both the legal and grey market cannabis industry to ask the Prime Minister the most pressing questions they have about what's next once marijuana becomes legal in Canada.  

"Canadians have a lot of questions, from those who currently use medical marijuana, to those engaged in the active grey markets in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. This is a story that spans across so many sectors and Canadians are curious about how this change will impact their community, their health, and even their livelihood," said Patrick McGuire, Head of Content for VICE Canada. "This is an important, national conversation and we're proud to have VICE Canada facilitate it."

The event will be live streamed on VICE.com and Facebook on April 24th at 6:30 pm ET. Select clips from the broadcast will be made available to media upon request.

For information on how to join the live studio audience, follow VICE Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT VICE CANADA:

VICE Canada is a leader in producing and distributing high-quality youth focused content, in both official languages, reaching millions of Canadians a month. VICE's original and often provocative content is available across multiple platforms including, ten award-winning digital verticals, mobile apps, linear television, print and a suite of record-breaking YouTube channels. Since entering into a joint venture with Rogers Media in 2014, VICE Canada has been aggressively expanding, launching a state of the art production studio in Toronto, Daily VICE, a daily mobile news show, and VICELAND -- VICE Media's first television channel. VICE Canada is the recipient of numerous awards for its content including Canadian Screen Awards, The Webby's and Quebec's Gemeaux awards.

SOURCE VICE Canada

For further information: Chris Ball, Head of Communications, VICE Canada, P: 416-737-9559, E: chris.ball@vice.com

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