Medical Marijuana: The Socio-Economic Side of the Story

When it comes to marijuana, the subject raises all kinds of ethical and moral questions about its merits, benefits and societal impacts. It is clearly a moral and ethical debate, as much as it is about health and wellbeing and economic impacts. This article looks at the subject through the lens of the potential impacts on human wellbeing and community quality of life. Read more in this Speech delivered by Mark Anielski to the Vancouver Board of Variance on October 5, 2016

Mark Anielski an economic strategist specializing in measuring well-being and happiness of nations, communities and businesses. He is the author of the best-selling, award-winning book The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, the co-founder of the economic policy think-tank, Genuine Wealth Inc., and for ten years, was the founding professor of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship for MBA students at the University of Alberta’s School of Business. He has also advised governments around the world, as well as Canadian municipalities, on quality of life indicators and well-being-based measurement and management systems.