Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Forum - Keynote and Expert Panel Recording

Mar 2020


  • Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada

Keynote address Where is the fairness in Canadian cannabis legalization?: Arguments for an inclusive approach


  • Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, University of Toronto


  • Understand on how cannabis legalization can being used as a means to address the harms caused by drug prohibition.

Panel presentation and discussion Evidence updates on cannabis: Implications for policy and practice


  • Dr. David Hammond, University of Waterloo
  • Heather D’Alessio, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Aby Thomas Pullemkannappallil, Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre
  • Dr. Robert Mann, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH
  • Chealsea De Moor, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction


  • Provide an opportunity to discuss recent evidence on non-medical cannabis, and the implication for policy and practice
  • Present different forms of evidence that can be used to inform practice and policy, including research findings; personal and clinical experience; and policy perspectives

Length: 3 hours

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