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Legalizing cannabis and its medicinal use for chronic pain: next CHEPA seminar

02 Nov 2017

The implications of legalizing cannabis and preliminary findings from a review of using cannabis to manage chronic pain will be addressed on Weds Nov. 15 in a CHEPA seminar presented by Dr. Jason Busse, Co-director of McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote Centre of Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR).

Medicinal cannabis is currently legal in Canada, and the federal government plans to legalize cannabis for recreational use in 2018. This talk will review the implications of legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis, introduce the CMCR, and present preliminary findings from a review of using cannabis to manage chronic pain.

Dr. Busse is also the Principal Investigator for the 2017 Canadian guideline for opioids and chronic non-cancer pain, and an Associate Professor in the departments of Anesthesia and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications with a focus on chronic pain, disability management, and methodological research.

The seminar will be held on Weds Nov. 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Communications  Research Lab (CRL) B119. All are welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend in person you are welcome to participate remotely online, using WebEx. To join the seminar online, click here or copy and paste the link below in your browser:

https://mcmaster.webex.com/mw3200/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=mcmaster&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc3200%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dmcmaster%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D565792767%26UID%3D0%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAARKyDyrKE1APXomEw15j5gnrO1In2OVCfesqaXx90Rv8g4R_ivyH6gTyXTe21rB4USisORSqoE293b2V9s5yM2z0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dmbaaca521650915beb7e87efb5be01c99

The meeting password is: CHEPAseminar

NOTE: If it is your first time using WebEx, you must first set up your computer by using this link https://wiki.mcmaster.ca/webex/resources_for_students and following the instructions. Once you’ve set it up you won’t need to do it again for future seminars.

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