McMaster University has several experts who are available to comment on a variety of issues related to the legalization of cannabis, which takes place October 17th.

James MacKillop, co-director, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and the Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research can discuss: the impact of cannabis on the brain and cognition; cannabis in youth and emerging adults; medicinal cannabis research. jmackill@mcmaster.ca

Jason Busse, co-director, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, can discuss: the myths about the health benefits of cannabis use; medicinal cannabis research. bussejw@mcmaster.ca

Christina Grant, associate professor, Pediatrics, can discuss: serious consequences of cannabis use in children and youth. chgrant@mcmaster.ca

Michael DeVillaer, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and faculty associate, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, can discuss: preventing cannabis problems through policy measures. devilla@mcmaster.ca

David Rosenbloom, professor, Medicine, can address concerns about the validity of drug testing known as DRE testing, a 12-step process that involves examining vital signs, eyes, balance and the ability to concentrate.  drosenbloom@cogeco.ca

Michael Amlung, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behaviour Neurosciences, can discuss cannabis addiction; cannabis-impaired driving.  amlungm@mcmaster.ca

Mat Sevelli, lecturer, Department of Health, Aging and Society, can discuss the use of psychoactive drugs –both legal and illegal—and mental health. savellm@mcmaster.ca

 

 

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