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National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) Symposium
'Alcohol and Other Drug Research, Policy and Practice'
22 November 2018, 8.30am-5.00pm
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne

At this event:

  • Keynote speaker Professor Tom Decorte, Director of the Institute for Social Drug Research, Ghent University, Belgium will present the latest international developments around regulating cannabis. Professor Decorte has published numerous articles on substance use, cannabis markets, and local drug monitoring systems, and has recently written a book on Regulating cannabis: A detailed scenario for a non-profit cannabis market.
  • A panel discussion will explore alternative models of cannabis policy and regulation around the globe, and how these might impact Australia. Panellists include Professor Chris Wilkins from Massey University, New Zealand who brings expertise on a non-commercial approach for cannabis regulation in NZ based on the Cannabis Social Club model, and NDRI’s Todd Subritzky who will speak about his research on the strengths and limitations of the Colorado cannabis legalisation scheme.
  • Leading Perth and Melbourne-based NDRI researchers will showcase their latest innovative research and findings aimed at preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug-related harm in Australia.

This event will bring together people working in the alcohol and other drug sector; professionals working to address alcohol and other drug-related harm in other sectors such as health, education, research, law enforcement and corrections; policy makers; consumers; and anyone else involved or interested in preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug related harm.

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