The CCRC calls for three steps to address the concerns related to marijuana use and young people in an Open Letter to Federal and Provincial Governments:
- Consider all the rights of young people through a Children’s Rights Impact Assessment of Bill C-45
- Implement a comprehensive youth strategy, that includes support services as well as public education and legal measures
- Put children first in the allocation of resources on an on-going basis
The Open Letter includes a list of all the rights that need to be considered, as well as the specific provisions of Article 33 of the Convention.