February 13, 2020 - 1:00 pm
From: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting a free 40 minute webinar on Thursday 13 February 2020 with guest presenter Dr. Stephen Bright from the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University and will follow with an open Q & A session.
In 2011, synthetic cannabis products containing synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists were being sold in Western Australia (WA) as “kronic”. Initial legislative responses led to increased harm due to the inadvertent promotion of products containing new synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists that were more harmful than those first banned. After more than 40 state and federal legislative changes, overall rates of synthetic cannabis use in WA have fallen; though there is evidence to suggest the use of synthetic cannabis remains an issue among some marginalised populations and remote communities. This webinar will provide an overview of how synthetic cannabis emerged as a drug of concern in WA. In doing so, information will be provided to assist healthcare professionals to identify and respond to synthetic cannabis use.
More information can be found here https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/about/news/5995/