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Cannabis Use Across the Lifespan: Cannabis and Driving: What are the Implications for Adults in Ontario | September 18, 2019

Thank you for your interest in attending Part Three of a Four-Part Series: Cannabis and Driving: What are the Implications for Adults in Ontario; on September 18th at 12:00 - 1:30p.m. EDT

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 Tanya Costa, Project Coordinator, at tcosta@RNAO.ca

Cannabis is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in Ontario, along with alcohol and tobacco. Cannabis was legalized for non-medical use on Oct 17th, when it became legal for adults over 19 to use cannabis without a prescription. To address this issue, a webinar series is being hosted by RNAO and CAMH (PSSP) to provide an overview of cannabis use patterns across the lifespan and to address concerns specific to each age group. 

According to the National Cannabis Survey (NCS), 18% of Canadians aged 15 years and older reported using cannabis in the first quarter of 2019. Looking at cannabis users with a valid driver's license, 15% of drivers reported driving within two hours of consuming cannabis.[1] According to the 2017 CAMH Monitor Survey 3% of Ontario adults reported driving within one hour of consuming cannabis.
When asked how long adults should wait before driving after consuming cannabis, 6% of adult Canadians think it is safe to do so within 3 hours, 49% think adults should wait at least three hours, and 45% believe it depends on other factors such as weight or method of consumption.   

 

[1] Stats Canada. (2019). National Cannabis Survey, first quarter 2019. Available at: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190502/dq190502a-eng.htm...

Co-hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Evidence Exchange Network at Provincial System Support Program, CAMH and Best Start Resource Centre


 

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Understand the prevalence of cannabis use in Ontario adults;
  • Understand the effects and risk of cannabis use on driving;
  • Understand current Ontario regulations regarding cannabis and driving;
  • Understand Ontario adult perceptions to driving and cannabis; and
  • Explore examples of public health interventions aimed at cannabis and driving.

Presenters

  • Patrick Bryne, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario
  • Tara Marie Watson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Christina Walker,  Ottawa Public Health

 

 
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