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Cover image for lecture: Community Attitudes Towards Cannabis Use

Lecture Overview

Cannabis use can be a focus of passionate discussion with some people promoting its use and others seeing it as a dangerous gateway to other illicit substances and crime. This session looks at factors that can shape our opinions and will promote an open discussion about widely held attitudes.


Portrait of Tim Emerton
Tim Emerton Visit

Tim Emerton works as a Nurse Practitioner: alcohol and other drugs in an outpatient withdrawal and pharmacotherapy stabilisation clinic. He also works in two pharmacotherapy clinics. Tim has worked in AOD and mental health for the past 24 years in various capacities. This has included managing an outpatient withdrawal service and a pharmacotherapy unit, delivering from cert IV to diploma level AOD education, and case managing in a pharmacotherapy clinic. He has worked in community and inpatient mental health settings. He spent 18 of those years working in the Northern Territory, which provided him with a diverse range of experiences. He was the Community Nurse of the Year in the Northern Territory in 2006. He was the first AOD Nurse Practitioner in QLD. He has a passion to further professionalism and education in AOD nurses and the general community.


13 Total Rating(s)
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Colin Gardiner
02 May 2019

Good topic

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Carolyn Hughes
10 Feb 2019

Interesting as ongoing debate will improve the process to allow patients to use cannlbas .

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08 Feb 2019

Interesting subject, learnt lots, would recommend it to co-workers

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
08 Feb 2019

Interesting presentation

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Edgardo boncales
01 Feb 2019


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suzanne roslyn mason
28 Jan 2019

the presenter didn't have a lot to work with.

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Nicole bethell
19 Jan 2019

Very up to date and informative