The past decade has seen increasing recognition that the negative health impacts of cannabis prohibition may outweigh the direct risks of cannabis use. The legalization of adult cannabis use in Canada provides an opportunity to re-evaluate.
Healthy Campus at Selkirk College welcomes you to join this upcoming conversation on the topic of healthy relationships with substances. We welcome Dr. Zach Walsh from the University of British Columbia from the Therapeutic Recreational and Problematic Substance Use lab to present research on the impacts of cannabis use on mental health and public health. This talk will have a focus on the potential for cannabis legalization to positively impact health via the substitution of cannabis for other substances.
Walsh will also summarize recent work on methodological issues in cannabis research, and present preliminary findings regarding the impact of legalization on cannabis use practices, motives, and norms.
Please join us through Zoom: https://selkirk.zoom.us/j/62626714538?pwd=ZnRONC9KSW02a3RRS1lNUWdOSFhPUT09
There are two presentation times:
- Oct 5, 12:00 noon
- Oct 5, 7:00 pm
Who is Our Presenter?
Zach Walsh, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he directs the Therapeutic Recreational and Problematic Substance Use lab.
His research on cannabis use has been presented to diverse audiences including the Canadian Senate, Canadian House of Commons and the Government of Uruguay and has been included in testimony to the Supreme Courts of BC, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, the Times of India and High Times.
He is the lead investigator for several ongoing studies of the therapeutic use of cannabis including a clinical trial of cannabis for PTSD, and federally funded studies of the effects of cannabis legalization on health and well-being. Find out more: http://blogs.ubc.ca/walshlab/