Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, Current Master of Nursing Student at the University of Alberta, RPN; Master of Nursing student, University of Alberta
Poster Title: Understanding Cannabis use and its implication on health and healthcare: A Scoping Review.
Poster Description: Cannabis is one of the most widely used substances in Canada with nearly half of Canadians reporting having used cannabis at some point in their lives (Health Canada, 2018). In addition, data from the National Cannabis Survey (NCS) revealed that from 2018 to 2019, cannabis use increased steadily in four provinces in Canada with Alberta being the least (16% to 19%) compared to Newfoundland and Labrador (17% to 21%), Nova Scotia (21% to 26%) and New Brunswick (15% to 20%) (Statistics Canada, 2020). The Cannabis Act (Bill C-45), which is a national framework to control the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada, has its main public health goals to keep cannabis away from youths, to keep profits away from criminals, and to protect public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis. The primary objective of this study was to examine why and how people use cannabis, and increasing cannabis use on their health and healthcare system.
Understand how and why people use Cannabis in Canada.
Biography: I am a Master of Nursing student in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. I am currently working as an RPN in an adolescent mental health program. This poster presents my work during my capstone project on furthering our understanding of how people use cannabis and the implications for their health and the health service.