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Cannabis in our Communities

Cannabis in our Communities

When: November 14, 2018
Time: 08:30 AM
Where: 89 Chestnut Street

November 14, 2018
Chesnut Conference Centre, Toronto


Ontario is currently preparing for the legalization of recreational cannabis. What will this look like for public health and the communities they serve? Join us at The Ontario Public Health Association’s 2018 Fall Forum as we explore the changes and open up dialogue about what we will need to know.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the relevant federal and provincial legislation and areas where public health work will be impacted
  2. Learn from thought leaders and other jurisdictions about lessons learned and how we can protect the health of our communities
  3. Hear from experts in the field on a wide range of topics
  4. Build networks for collaboration with others involved in cannabis

Areas of Focus:

  • Surveillance/Health Assessment
  • Occupational/Environmental Health/Healthy Environments
  • Sale and Distribution
  • Ontario’s legalization regime
  • Public Health Role
  • Health Equity

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