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Reducing Harms for Non-Medical Cannabis Use

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Recorded Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12-1 p.m. ET

Canada is moving towards legalization of non-medical cannabis. While this will be an important step for reducing the harms of cannabis use, it brings with it uncertainty and questions from both the public and health professionals. As the largest group of health-care providers in the country, nurses are well positioned to engage with patients in conversations about cannabis. This webinar will provide an overview of current research related to potential harms of non-medical cannabis use and offer 10 evidence-informed recommendations to minimize those negative effects. These recommendations provide a starting place for reducing harms as Canada moves forward with cannabis legalization.

Presented by:
Karey Shuhendler, RN, MN, CCHN(C), Program Lead, Public Policy, Canadian Nurses Association

Karey contributes to the development of work aimed at improving health outcomes for people in Canada. She is passionate about the fields of public and community health nursing as mechanisms to protect and promote health and she demonstrates that passion through nursing and policy work in Canada and abroad. Karey oversees CNA’s work on substance use, contributes to CNA’s policy work related to legalization of non-medical cannabis and facilitates the development of related CNA resources.

To obtain a certificate of participation, e-mail webinars@cna-aiic.ca.

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