The RBC Patient and Family Learning Space presents: Sex, Gender and Cannabis Use
Type of Event:
Educational Workshops, Addictions/Substance Use
May 25, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This webinar will present an overview of cannabis, with a focus on sex and gender influences. During this webinar, participants will become more familiar with cannabis fundamentals, risks and potential harms, therapeutic uses, and cannabis use and mental health. There will be a focus on sex and gender related factors influencing the prevalence, patterns, and effects of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder. Our presenter will also briefly discuss cannabis research studies happening at CAMH and how to get involved.
Madi Wright (she/her) is a fourth year PhD student at the University of Toronto in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She is conducting her research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, under the supervision of Dr. Bruna Brands. Madi’s research is focused on sex differences in the acute effects of cannabis, as well as the relationship between gender, cannabis use, and the trajectory to seeking treatment for cannabis-related problems.
The Sunrise Challenge presented by Sun Life invites Canadians to wake up with the sun for 5 days (May 30 to June 3) while raising vital funds for CAMH. By rising together and rallying our friends, family, and co-workers behind the cause, we can change the way the world sees and treats mental illness.