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What you need to know about Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines

October 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are an evidence-based public health tool, allowing cannabis users to modify and reduce risks for harms associated with cannabis use. The LRCUG were developed by an international team of renowned addiction and health science experts, and based on a rigorous review and expert guidelines process led by Dr. Benedikt Fischer (Nominated Principal Investigator, Ontario Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse-CRISM). The LRCUG were published in the American Journal of Public Health in June 2017.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce key concepts and content of Canada‚Äôs Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
  • Discuss cannabis legalization and the possible integration of the guidelines into evolving regulatory and intervention frameworks
  • Discuss dissemination and application of the LRCUG in a variety of settings

Presenter: Dr. Benedikt Fischer, Senior Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH; Chair in Addiction Psychiatry & Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science; Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Nominated Principal Investigator, Ontario CRISM Node Team (OCRINT).

Target audience: Public health and health promotion practitioners, university and college professionals, policy makers, educators and service providers working with individuals and communities of people who use cannabis.

Registration is required for this event. As space is limited, we recommend that individuals participating from the same organization register as one person and view the webinar together.

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM).

Register here!