“What’s New in Addiction Medicine?” [Volume 76]

“Cannabis Use in Pregnancy: A Focused Update”

Dr. Carolyn Marchand
Addiction Medicine Fellow, BC Centre on Substance Use

Tuesday, August 25
12pm – 1pm


Learning objectives:

  1. Review the epidemiology of cannabis use disorder in pregnancy and how legalization has affected this.
  2. Understand the different types of cannabis and the diagnosis of cannabis use disorder.
  3. Review the current literature on the effects of cannabis use in pregnancy and long-term childhood outcomes.
  4. Develop a treatment approach to cannabis use disorder in pregnancy.
  5. Understand the legal ramifications of cannabis use in the antenatal and postpartum period.

What’s New in Addiction Medicine? is a lunch-time series featuring local and international experts, clinicians, and researchers who will deliver the latest research and information on novel, evidence-based addiction medicine topics.

This free series is geared towards the needs and interests of individuals operating in a healthcare or research setting, however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.


If you have any questions about event logistics, please contact Raman Jawanda at [email protected].

  • August 25, 2020
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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