New Series: Cannabis & Your Golden Years

Note: All lectures will be at the Holiday Inn Express  & Suites,
           1325 Seymour Street, North Bay

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Lecture #1   – Wed. October 10, 2018  –   1:30 pm

The Medicinal Advantages of Cannabis …  how can it help Seniors?

curtis latimerCurtis Latimer, Pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart on Cassells Street in North Bay since September 2006. Curtis graduated from the University of Toronto in 2003 with a Bsc. Phm, in Pharmacy and from the University of Windsor in 1999 with a H.BSc, in  Biochemistry. From February 1995 to July 2001,  Curtis was a Non-Commissioned member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Curtis will share some of the pharmaceutical characteristics of Cannabis.

Jeff Durish is one of the founding partners of Bodystream Medical Marijuana Services and currently works as the Director of Business Development.  Jeff has 3 grown children and lives in Belleville with his wife, Anne. Before working at Bodystream, Jeff was a Senior Director of R&D at Nortel.  When not working Jeff spends time white water canoeing, sea kayaking and dragon boating.

bodystreameff’s presentation is called The Therapeutic Benefits of Marijuana.  He will explain what Marijuana (Cannabis) is, its history and evolution, and some basic information on the compounds found in Marijuana and how they affect the body.  He will describe Medical Marijuana, how it is taken and what it is most often prescribed for.  He will also address the current and pending legislation and legal access to Marijuana. Finally Jeff will explain how Bodystream patients are helped.


Lecture #2  – Wed. October 17,  2018    1:30 pm

The Recreational Use of Cannabis  … what’s the best way to start?

james chiricoDr. James Chirico is the Medical Officer of Health for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and credentials to this position having served on a number of Committees; for the North Bay General Hospital including the Critical Care Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Disaster Committee, and the Anesthesia Audit Initiative. Dr. Chirico has also participated in numerous health care leadership initiatives including Critical Care Medical Leadership, Best Practice, and Medical Protocols.

Dr. Chirico will address the potential effects of recreational Cannabis from the perspective of Public Health and community resources.

bong picDillon Mailloux is the owner/ store manager at High Class Glass, 151A Main Street W. in North Bay. As an an entrepreneurial business owner in the downtown, he is investing in the new ventures associated with  upcoming cannabis legalization. In addition, he is providing customers and patients with access to supplies and knowledge on how to properly and safely use
recreational marijuana.


Lecture #3  – Wed. October 24, 2018  =  1:30 pm

Cannabis and the Law … what’s legal and what’s not?

Detective Constable Brad Reaume, North Bay Police Service Street Crime Unit.  A police officer for 15 years, Brad started  in Windsor Ontario then moved back to North Bay in 2007.  A member of the North Bay Drug Strategy Committee for approximately 4 years, he has participated in community partnership the fentanyl patch 4 patch program.

Provincial Government Representative ((Ministry of the Attorney-General)

When Cannabis is legalized on October 17, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Government  will be ready with rules that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe.

Ontario has passed new laws (following extensive public and stakeholder engagement) about how, where and who can buy, possess and consume cannabis in the province. These rules are similar to those in place for alcohol and tobacco, with some differences.

The information provided by these two speakers will help clarify what is legal, and what is not. This lecture would be of interest to any person who will be using Cannabis, or will be impacted by  the new Cannabis legislation as it applies to our municipality and province.



1108 Jane Street, North Bay
Cost: $15 per lecture
($30 for a package of all 3)

Ticket Contact: Anne Delaney (705-495-1418  or

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