Western University cannabis experts available to speak with media

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With cannabis officially legal in Canada today the following multidisciplinary experts from Western University are available to speak with the media.

Liliana Alvarez
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
519 661-2111, ext. 88957, lalvare2@uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: perceptions and attitudes of young drivers towards legalization of cannabis, driving rehabilitation, vehicle automation

Claire Crooks
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Director of the Centre for School Mental Health
519 661-2111, ext. 89245, ccrooks@uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: cannabis education, child development, cognitive development, at-risk youth, school mental health

Daniel Hardy
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
519 661-2111, ext. 84238, daniel.hardy@schulich.uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: how cannabis use during pregnancy impacts long-term metabolic health in offspring

Steven Laviolette
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
519 661-2111, ext. 80302, steven.laviolette@schulich.uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: cannabis in relation to brain development and the adolescent brain, psychoactive effects of cannabis, connections to anxiety and schizophrenia

Jacob Shelley
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Health Sciences
519 661-2111, ext. 80043, jshelle6@uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: role of law in promoting public health and preventing chronic disease, in relation to recreational cannabis and medicinal marijuana

Robert Solomon
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law and National Director of Legal Policy for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada
519 661-3603, rsolomon@uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: cannabis law and policy, alcohol and drug law and policy, impaired driving

Brad Urquhart
Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
519 661-2111, ext. 83756, burquha2@uwo.ca
Areas of Expertise: physical absorption, distribution and metabolism of cannabis in the human body

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165, jrenaud9@uwo.ca, @jeffrenaud99

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