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Helping patients manage cannabis dependencies

September 27, 2023 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Legalized cannabis and the marketing of its products has led to patients experiencing an increased dependency on cannabis to manage pain and anxiety. Family doctors don’t always know when cannabis is indicated and the messaging available may come from sources with a conflict of interest. What can family doctors do to support patients experiencing cannabis dependency? Join your fellow family doctors as we engage in a discussion, share personal experiences and practical tips and strategies to help.

The Practising Well Community of Practice has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits. This Community of Practice includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits, for up to a total of 12 credits.


  • Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, META:PHI; Staff physician, Substance Use Service, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Suzanne Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Family Physician, McMaster Family Health Team, Staff Addiction Medicine Physician, Inpatient Substance Use Service, St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences, Head of Service, Primary Care Obstetrics, St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton. Hamilton, ON


  • Stephanie Zhou, Addictions Medicine Physician and EDI & Social Accountability Lead, Sunnybrook Hospital; FHO Lead, Don Mills FHT; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine; Board Director, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, ON

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