The Effects of Cannabis during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Mar 21, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Live via webcast
About this Event:

Cannabis is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in Ontario, along with alcohol and tobacco. In 2017, 14.5 per cent of adults reported trying cannabis in the past year. Cannabis was legalized for non-medical use on Oct. 17, when it became legal for adults over 19 to use cannabis without a prescription.

This webinar series will provide an overview of cannabis use patterns across the lifespan and will address concerns specific to each age group. 

This first webinar in this series will provide information on the effects of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Session objectives

  • understand the prevalence of cannabis use in Ontario for specific populations 
  • understand the risks and harms of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • understand health education for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • explore resources available for health-care providers and/or persons who use cannabis

Presenter(s) and credentials

Sarah Konefal, PhD, Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Elena Hasheminejad, RN, BScN, public health nurse, York Public Health