July 19, 2015
CANNABIS CONFERENCE 2015: CULTIVATING SEEDS OF CHANGE THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, DIALOGUE, AND EDUCATION
Location: SFU Harbour Center, 555 W Hastings Street
Doors open at 8:30 am; First Panel starts at 9 am
Never before has there been such a wealth of information and research on the practical, therapeutic and medicinal uses of Cannabis, as well as a growing understanding and acceptance of Cannabis on the part of the general public. However with over 80 Cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver alone, increasing concerns about formal regulation from federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose signal that the future remains uncertain on the path forward. What is needed now is increased community engagement, dialogue, and education.
Three panel discussions will be held to shape further understanding on: the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, Historical, Sacred, and Ceremonial Use of Cannabis, as well as Governmental Policy and Public Activism.
Kirk Tousaw will be on the panel discussion for “Government Policy and Public Activism.”
October 2-3, 2015
PSYCHEDELICS AND PSYCHOLOGY FORUM: FROM THE COUCH TO THE COSMOS
Location: UVIC University Club, Victoria, BC Canada
After nearly forty years of prohibition, a new wave of research has emerged in the past decade exploring the efficacy of psychedelic substances (LSD, Ibogaine, Ayahuasca, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Cannabis) in the treatment of addictions, trauma, PTSD, end of life anxiety, and depression.
This groundbreaking forum provides opportunities to engage with researchers, academics, and therapists from a variety of disciplines whose interest in this field is changing the face of psychotherapy.
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Gabor Maté
Kirk Tousaw will be on the forum: “Legal and Ethics: Guidelines and Practical Tools for Therapists”