The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use is hosting a research forum entitled “The Science of Cannabis: Defining a Research Agenda for Public Health.” This forum will take place on March 31, 2017 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. In this forum, we are convening a group of researchers with expertise and experience in cannabis research. Objectives of the meeting include:
1. Discussing an evidence-based approach to cannabis use and a public health-based framework for legalization that minimizes harms and maximizes benefits;
2. Presenting critical reviews of current scientific evidence pertaining to cannabis, especially in the context of legalization;
3. Providing a venue for presenting novel research findings about cannabis use;
4. Preparing a consensus statement on cannabis research priorities.
Dr. Mark Ware (McGill University) will deliver the plenary lecture entitled Getting beyond the impacts of prohibition on cannabis research.
Dr. Ethan Russo (PHYTECS) will present on Methodological issues in cannabis research.
Please note this free forum is by invitation only.