Cannabis-Related Hospitalizations Following Legalization in Canada Interview with:
Daniel Myran, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC
Canada Research Chair, Social Accountability, University of Ottawa
Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute 
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Lecturer, School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Adjunct Scientist, ICES
University of Ottawa What is the background for this study?

Response: Canada legalized recreational, or non-medical, cannabis in October 2018. Legalization in Canada took a phased approach initially, only the sale of flower-based cannabis products and oils was permitted and there were very few legal cannabis stores and legal sales. Starting in early 2020, Canada allowed the sale of expanded products (e.g. cannabis edibles, vape pens, concentrates), and the number of retail stores began expanding. In this study, we took advantage of this evolution of the legal cannabis market to understand how different phases of legalization were associated with hospitalizations due to cannabis.  

More Kids Poisoned by Cannabis Since Legalization Interview with:
Daniel Myran, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC
Family and Public Health and Preventive Medicine Physician 
CIHR Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 
Department of Family Medicine Innovation Fellow
University of Ottawa 

Dr. Myran  What is the background for this study? 

Response: Canada legalized recreational, or non-medical, cannabis in October 2018. Canada took phased approach to legalization initially only allowing flower-based cannabis products and oils and after one year permitting the sale of commercial cannabis edibles (e.g. THC containing candies, baked goods, and drinks). In this study we took advantage of this phased roll out of legal cannabis to understand the impact of legalization on cannabis exposures or poisonings in children aged 0-9 years and the contribution of different types of cannabis products to these events. 

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