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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar: Cannabis Edibles Roles & Responsibilities in Regional Health Authorities
November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cannabis Edibles Roles & Responsibilities
in Regional Health Authorities
Presenter: Carrie Cotton
Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health
On October 17, 2019 the Cannabis Regulations amendments came into force providing rules governing the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals. This presentation provides guidance to regional health authorities on the legislative roles and responsibilities associated with edible cannabis discovered by Environmental Health Officers when conducing food safety inspections under the Food Premises Regulation.
Carrie Cotton is a Senior Policy Analyst with Healthy Living & Health Promotion Branch (Population & Public Health Division) of the Ministry of Health. She has a diverse background in government service, having worked in Crown Lands, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Public Safety and the Solicitor General. She is currently with the Ministry of Health working on cannabis edibles. She successfully completed her MBA from Royal Roads University in 2010 and enjoys bringing a business filter to her health projects. She genuinely values collaborating across agencies as part of a team focused on assessing and resolving the complex and challenging issues that arise in policy development.