2018 Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research Inaugural Conference


Start 9 February, 2018 at 3 PM

End 10 February, 2018 at 6 PM


100 Main St W - David Braley Health Sciences Centre




Contact Info

E-Mail: cmcr@mcmaster.ca


The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research is hosting its first conference in winter 2018. The event will create a forum to share results from ongoing research efforts of the Centre’s associated faculty members and bring together world-class experts in the fields of addictions, mental health, pain, economics, policy and other areas of research to discuss work to advance the understanding of medicinal cannabis. Trainees will have opportunities to share research projects through poster presentations. 


  • Dr. Jason Busse (McMaster University)
  • Dr. James MacKillop (McMaster University)
  • Dr. Bernard Le Foll (CAMH, Toronto)
  • Dr. Jane Metrik (Brown University)
  • Dr. Sarah Feldstein-Ewing (Oregon Health and Science University)
  • Dr. Mark Ware (McGill University)
  • Dr. Andrea Hohmann (Indiana University)
  • Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles (McGill University)
  • Dr. Jason McDougall (Dalhousie University)
  • Dr.Wilson Compton (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • Dr. Margaret Haney (Columbia University)
  • Dr. Alan Budney (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine)
  • Dr. Linda Parker (University of Guelph)


  • Dr. James MacKillop - Effects of Legalization on Cannabis Use and Misuse in Emerging Adults
  • Dr. Michael Amlung - Using Behavioural Economics to Inform Cannabis Tax Policy
  • Dr. Michael Van Ameringen - Efficacy and Mechanisms of Cannabidiol as a Novel Anxiolytic
  • Dr. Iris Balodis - Understanding Reward Value and Motivation in Cannabis Use Disorder
  • Dr. Catharine Munn - Systematic Review of Approaches to Treat Harmful Cannabis Use Among University Students
  • Dr. Jason Busse - Systematic Review of Cannabis for Pain
  • Dr. Katja Linher - Effect of Cannabinoids on Nociceptive Behaviours in an Animal Model of Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Dr. Mahmood Aminilari - Chart Review of Long-Term Medicinal Cannabis Use
  • Dr. Vahid Ashoorion - Pilot Randomized Control Trial of Cannabis for Pain Related to Total Knee Replacement
  • Dr. Mohit Bhandari - Patient Perspectives on the Role of Cannabinoids for Pain Management in Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • Dr. Ramesh Zacharias - Medical Cannabis Database

CMCR Conference Poster