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Cannabis Legalization in Canada: Implications for Public Health in Alberta

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University of Calgary, Downtown Campus

906 8 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

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Please join the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, Canadian College of Health Leaders (Southern Alberta Chapter), Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (Prairie Node) and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education for a public forum and discussion focused on cannabis legalization and public health policies in Alberta. Our event is a unique opportunity to participate in discussions with some of Alberta’s leaders in substance use and public health and to learn from U.S. and Canadian policy experts about the experiences of legalization from other jurisdictions. We will also explore the impact of legalization on the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes program (ACMPR), and highlight implications for clinicians and healthcare leaders in both ‘recreational’ and ‘medical’ use contexts.

The keynote presentation is from Beau Kilmer, PhD, who is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he codirects the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. Recognized internationally as an expert in cannabis legalization polices, his research lies at the intersection of public health and public safety, with a special emphasis on crime control, substance use, illicit markets, and public policy. He is the co-author of the book Marijuana Legalization – What everyone needs to know (2016), now in its second printing with Oxford University Press.

Doors will open at 8:15 for registration and a light breakfast.

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