The Canadian government legalized commercial cannabis for recreational usage on October 17, 2018. The spring of 2018 I conducted the survey with our Women Warriors group on Concurrent Use Commercial Tobacco & Cannabis Interventions and their most urgent questions pertained to the risk of addiction to cannabis (Cannabis Use Disorder), the risk of cannabis-induced psychosis, especially in youth, and the specific health effects of long-term chronic use.
One of the projects that I’ve been working on is Indigenous women’s health promotions and education on cannabis. I first became acquainted with this topic when I conducted a survey and interview with Women Warriors June 2018 for my Sociology 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences on Concurrent Use Commercial Tobacco & Cannabis Interventions
It was only three weeks ago that I travelled to Calgary, Alberta to attend our International Women’s Day Indigenous Feminist Panel. It feels like a lifetime ago. I watched this video in disbelief of our ability to gather over one hundred people in a room and of our light hearted laughter. This video is a reminder of our lives before COVID-19.