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Cannabis Legalization and Practice: What You Need to Know | November 28, 2018

Thank you for your interest in attending the webinar titled: Cannabis Legalization and Practice: What You Need to Know  on November 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please complete the registration form below and an email confirmation with connection details will be sent to the email address provided. If you do not receive this email, please contact Kyle Dieleman, Project Coordinator, at kdieleman@RNAO.ca

 

Cannabis is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in Ontario, along with alcohol and tobacco. The legalization of cannabis has been scheduled for Oct 17th, when it will become legal for adults over 19 to use cannabis without a prescription.

This webinar will introduce the rationale for legalization as a public health approach to minimizing the harms associated with cannabis use. It will also provide an overview of cannabis use patterns in Ontario across the life span.  In 2017, 19% of students in grade 7-12,[1] and 14.5% of adults[2] reported trying cannabis in the past year. The webinar will also explore health issues related to cannabis use and health approaches that can reduce harms as outlined in the Canadian Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.

 

[1] Boak, A., Hamilton, H. A., Adlaf, E & Mann R. (2017) Drug use among Ontario students, 1977-2017: Detailed findings from the Ontario Student drug Use and Health Survey (CAMH Research Document Series No. 46). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

[2] Ialomiteanu, A. R., Hamilton, H. A., Adlaf, E. M., & Mann, R. E. (2016). CAMH Monitor e-Report: Substance Use, Mental Health and Well-Being Among Ontario Adults, 1977–2015 (CAMH Research Document Series No. 45). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Available at: www.camh.ca/en/research/news_and_publications/ Pages/camh_monitor.aspx

 

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Understand the public health rationale for legalization.
  • Understand the prevalence of cannabis use in Ontario across the lifespan.
  • Explore health issues related to cannabis use and health approaches that can reduce harms as outlined in the Canadian Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
  • Explore the unique considerations of working with clients who use cannabis.

Presenters

  • J.F. Crépault, Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Keith Hansen, Nurse Practitioner, St. Michael's Hospital