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Cannabis Use Across the Lifespan: Cannabis and Older Adults | November 28th

Thank you for your interest in attending Part Four of a Four-Part Series: Cannabis and Older Adults; on November 28th 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

According to the National Cannabis Survey (NCS), 7% of older adults over 65 use cannabis.[1] This is lower than the percentage of adults or youth that use cannabis (25% for those aged 25-44, and 26% for those aged 15-25), however, older adults have shown the greatest increase in use since legalization (in 2012, only 1% of older adults were using cannabis). Furthermore, one quarter of older adults have reported trying cannabis for the first time in the last three months.  Older adults are most likely to use cannabis for medical reasons and to obtain it from legal sources.1

[1] Statistics Canada. (2019). National Cannabis Survey, third quarter 2019. Retrieved from: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/191030/dq191030a-eng.htm

This webinar is co-hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Evidence Exchange Network at Provincial System Support Program and CAMH

The objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Understand the prevalence and recent trends in cannabis use in Ontario for older adults;
  • Understand the effects of cannabis use on older adults;
  • Explore evidence-based practice guidelines for older adults who use cannabis; and
  • Explore examples of public health interventions aimed to help older adults make informed choices around cannabis use.
 
Presenters:
  • Dr. Andra Smith, PhD, Univeristy of Ottawa
  • Terry- Lynne Marko, RN, Ottawa Public Health

 

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