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A panel discussion on cannabis use and the NZ referendum 2020

Evidence from the Dunedin and Christchurch longitudinal studies

New Zealand is blessed with two of the world’s richest sources of information about the natural history of cannabis use. The Dunedin and Christchurch cohort studies have both studied approximately 1,000 people from birth into their 40s, capturing in detail key developmental periods and patterns of cannabis use. These studies have been described by international experts as being the best designed and most informative epidemiological studies showing the life-course consequences of cannabis use and misuse. Their study members have lived through a historical period of high cannabis use during adolescence and young adulthood. In particular, these studies provide in-depth information about the adverse effects of regular and sustained cannabis use.

The directors of the two studies, Professors Richie Poulton and Joseph Boden, will discuss key findings from the studies. In sharing these study findings they hope to support an evidence-informed approach when New Zealanders enter the voting booth in 2020.

Date Friday, 14 February 2020
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Research Events
Event Type Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentPsychology
LocationBurns 2 lecture theatre
CostFree
Contact NameKirsten Cheyne
Contact Phone+64 3 479 5239
Contact Emailkirsten.cheyne@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttps://www.otago.ac.nz/nclr/index.html">http://https://www.otago.ac.nz/nclr/index.html

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