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Cannabis and Public Health Webinar
François Gagnon, NCCHPP's and INSPQ's Research Officer, offered a webinar on the concern for the public health community regarding the commercialization and the promotion of cannabis use, as Canada moves toward legalization. This webinar presented by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) in collaboration with the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) took place on April, 19 2017.
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This webinar was hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) in collaboration with the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and took place on April 19, 2017.

Description
 
The commercialization and promotion of cannabis use is a key concern within the public health community as Canada moves toward legalization. The report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation proposed several initiatives to address this concern.

INSPQ has also recently published a report presenting additional non-profit models for distribution. The webinar provided an opportunity for public health partners in Canada to discuss and learn more about public health-oriented regulatory options within a legalized approach to non-therapeutic cannabis.
 
Objectives
 
•   Increase awareness and understanding of options for non-profit distribution of cannabis.
•   Provide a platform supporting discussion among key public health stakeholders in Canada.
 
Audience
 
•   Public-health stakeholders in Canada
 
Speakers
 
François Gagnon, Ph.D., Research Officer, Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé et Institut national de santé publique du Québec
 
Moderated by: Rebecca Jesseman, Senior Policy Advisor, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and Dr. Frank Welsh, Director of Policy, Canadian Public Health Association  
 

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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.