Southern Alberta Chapter
Friday, May 5, 2017
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.
Also featured is a panel conversation with Albertans who have used medicinal cannabis as a key component of their own health and chronic disease management; discussing the ethical challenges they’ve faced in obtaining and maintaining access in a context where stigma and gaps in knowledge about the parameters of the ACMPR are barriers.
We hope that you will join us and be a part of the ‘public health conversation’ about the implications of cannabis legalization for our province.
This forum is presented by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary in partnership with: the Canadian College of Health Leaders (Southern Alberta Chapter), the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (Prairie Node), and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education.
Location and details: This is a FREE event taking place from 9am to 5pm at the University of Calgary’s Downtown Campus (906 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary); A light lunch will be provided. Pending availability and interest, a shuttle service from Foothills campus may also be available. Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org