UBC experts available for comment on cannabis legalization

Canada will legalize non-medical cannabis on October 17, 2018, the second nation in the world to do so, and the first G7 nation. UBC experts are available for comment on several topics related to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

Jeff Brubacher
Department of Emergency Medicine
Email: jeff.brubacher@ubc.ca

  • Monitoring and preventing drug-impaired driving

Rielle Capler
Researcher, BC Centre for Substance Use
Email: rielle@telus.net

  • Medical cannabis use and policy
  • Cannabis use and youth
  • Cannabis use and driving

Mina Hoorfar
School of Engineering
Email: mina.hoorfar@ubc.ca

Emily Jenkins
School of Nursing
Tel: 604-822-4980
Email: emily.jenkins@ubc.ca

  • Young people and cannabis use
  • Setting the legal age for access to cannabis in Canada
  • Harm reduction
  • Cannabis and health

Stephanie Lake
Master’s student, School of Population and Public Health
Please arrange interview via Kevin Hollett, communications lead for BC Centre on Substance Use, 778-918-1537 or kevin.hollett@bccsu.ubc.ca

  • Cannabis, public health, harm reduction, youth and students, opioids

Raymond W. Lam
Department of Psychiatry
Email: r.lam@ubc.ca

  • Implications of cannabis legalization on youth and young adults

Susan Murch
Department of Chemistry, Okanagan campus
Tel: 250-807-9566
Email: susan.murch@ubc.ca

  • Plant growth
  • Plant chemistry
  • CBD
  • THC

Michelle Thiessen
PhD student, clinical psychology
Email: michelle.thiessen@ubc.ca

  • Cannabis and mental health
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Cannabis and pain management

Mark Tyndall
School of Population and Public Health
Email: mark.tyndall@bccdc.ca

  • Public health
  • Regulation
  • Impact on opioid crisis

Zach Walsh
Department of Psychology, Okanagan campus
Cell: 778-821-1555
Email: zachary.walsh@ubc.ca

  • Addiction, marijuana

*Zach Walsh is unavailable on Tuesday afternoon