This is a free public lecture hosted by the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
Cannabis edible products are legal for sale in Canada October 17th with products expected to hit shelves in December. Join our panel of experts for a discussion about what this change will mean for Canadians and their health.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and will cover:
• Cannabis edibles vs. the forms of cannabis that are already legal: what’s the difference?
• What to watch out for when ingesting edibles
• Packaging, dosing sizes, and safety when using edibles
• Michael Beazely - associate professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
• Samantha Goodman – research scientist at the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
$5 pay-and-display parking is available Lot 3. The entrance to this parking lot is off Joseph St (at Victoria and Joseph). We are the tall building with floral images on the windows.
Free parking is available in the Bramm Street Yards (#24 on this Kitchener Parking Map) which is a 5 minute walk from our building.
The gated parking lots off of Charles St are NOT for general use; please park in the Lot 3 located off of Joseph St.
In addition to his professor role at the School of Pharmacy, Michael Beazely is Chair of the Waterloo Region Integrated Drug Steering (WRIDS) Prevention Coordinating Committee and vice-chair of the WRIDS Steering Committee. He is a trained pharmacist and researches drug pharmacology and the impact of drugs on the brain. He has developed educational resources on the impact of cannabis use in youth, pregnant women, and other demographics.
As a Research Scientist in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Samantha conducts research evaluating public health policies related to diet and substance use. She is the Project Manager of the International Cannabis Policy Study, which examines the public health impact of non-medical cannabis legalization. She is also a Co-Investigator on the International Food Policy Study, which investigates the influence of food and nutrition policies on a range of dietary outcomes.