My talk and slides from the 2019 CCIC Meeting are available here. My presentation addressed the need to use rigorous qualitative research methods as a strategy to ensure that we hear from people who use cannabis, especially youth and those who may be perceived as most ‘at-risk’ for negative outcomes that may be associated with their cannabis use. We learned from the TRACE project that listening to the voices of people who use cannabis is critical for how we approach the issue through a policy and treatment or intervention lens. Funding for qualitative research on cannabis use in the context of legalization in Canada should be a priority.
One cool thing I got to do in this talk was to acknowledge the community of qualitative cannabis researchers from across Canada, many of whom are people I have worked with and whose work continues to inspire me.