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. [email protected]

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. [email protected]

Christina Grant, associate professor, Pediatrics, can discuss: serious consequences of cannabis use in children and youth. [email protected]

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. [email protected]

David Rosenbloom, professor, Medicine, can address the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain and body (prescription, OTC and drugs of abuse); patient safety.  [email protected]

Michael Amlung, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behaviour Neurosciences, can discuss cannabis addiction; cannabis-impaired driving.  [email protected]

Mat Sevelli, lecturer, Department of Health, Aging and Society, can discuss the use of psychoactive drugs –both legal and illegal—and mental health. [email protected]

 

 

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