Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Minister, for being here today.
I'll go down that same road with you, Minister, with regard to Health Canada and their running of a series of TV ads warning children and parents about the serious health risks involving both prescription drug abuse and smoking marijuana.
As MP Fry has indicated, the committee recently concluded our study on the serious health risks and harms of smoking marijuana, in which we recommended that a public awareness campaign be undertaken. During that study we heard from doctors and researchers on the serious and harmful effects associated with marijuana use, especially on teens.
Could I add that in my previous career I did three years of drug work, predominantly on marijuana? I can rest assured that not only with regard to teens, but well beyond that, there are some significant problems and we need to deal with them. So I'm very happy to see that we ran this series of TV ads.
Could you update the committee on how this campaign has been received?