Category Archives: Public Health

770 NewsTalk: July 10

— Rebecca’s tweets aren’t confrontational. (@RebeccaSaah) July 11, 2019

Listen to the full interview from NewsTalk 770 Calgary here:

The Leaf Cannabis News: June 17

I spoke to Solomon Israel of the The Leaf Cannabis News (Winnipeg Free Press) about the new labels for cannabis products that will take effect when edibles become legal on October 17, 2019.

I have a lot of interest in this topic, as along with my colleagues I have written about the potentially stigmatizing effects of graphic health warning labels on tobacco products, as well as ethnographic research we carried out with people in Vancouver who told us these warnings have little impact in their smoking behaviors or intentions to quit.

Read: Canada’s cannabis health warning messages get overhaul

You can see the full set of new warning messages here.

Alberta@Noon: October 10

I was a guest on CBC Radio’s lunch hour show Alberta@Noon along with Jeff Mooji from 420 Premium Markets, one of two retail cannabis stores that will be open on October 17. We took questions from callers on the phone, via email and Twitter on the question, “Will you use marijuana once it becomes legal on October 17th?

You can listen to the full hour here.

CCIC Video Presentation: Cannabis Legalization and Youth

The Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids has now posted videos of many of the talks from their annual meeting this past April in Toronto on their education platform website: cciceducation.com

There were so many great speakers spanning the domains of basic science, medical use, regulation and public health. I really enjoyed my first time attending this conference because it brought together diverse perspectives and speakers. I highly recommend these presentations from some of my cannabis and public health colleagues:

My presentation: Youth and Cannabis Legalization: Considerations for Public Health and Prevention