July 11, 2018

What does legalized cannabis mean to Canadians?


The world is watching as Canada becomes one of the first countries to legalize recreational cannabis, and there's still much we don't know about how this huge social change will affect our lives.

In this webinar, Chris Wilkes from UCalgary's Cumming School of Medicine reviews what the research to date tells us about the impact of cannabis on the brain, and what needs further study. Fiona Clement, whose team compiled the Cannabis evidence series for the Alberta provincial government, looks at the factors informing government policy, including evidence from other jurisdictions that have decriminalized marijuana. 

Watch this recorded webinar to gain a better understanding of how cannabis legalization might affect our communities.


About the Speakers

Dr. Fiona Clement, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Cumming School of Medicine and the director of the Health Technology Assessment Unit in the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. Her research interests include drug and non-drug technology reimbursement and cost containment policy, and evidence in decision-making and health policy development.

Dr. Chris Wilkes, MD, is a professor in the Cumming School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and section chief for child and adolescent community and specialized services.