The morning session of this conference will include a presentation from John Thompson with Lethbridge Family Services who will be speaking about Grief and Loss in Everyday Life, focusing on the impact on our lifes professionally and/or personally. This stemming from the large number of overdoses involved in the opiate crisis.
The afternoon of the conference will be focused on cannabis. The start of the afternoon will include presentations from experts in the areas of youth prevention (Chris Windle-Alberta Health Services), lower-risk use guidelines (Katie Wieler-Alberta Health Services), medical marijuana (Natural Health Services-Lethbridge), and cannabis regulation and framework (AGLC). The last part of the day will include a Cannabis Let's Talk session, which is a program that encourages dialog among individuals aiming at creating empathy in order to understand the different opinions and positions on cannabis in the community.