Dr Sarah Flogen:

The story of cannabis in Canada

Dr. Sarah Flogen is educated in the methods of Institutional Ethnography, a critical approach to thinking and a means by which to explore what is not visible. Her clinical background and subsequent educational and research interests arise from the fields of neurology and psychiatry. Whether mentoring other nurses, or consulting stakeholders, Sarah uses creative methods to illustrate complexity or bring forward burgeoning ideas. She joined the Canadian Nurses Association in 2019 to create a national framework and education about cannabis after cannabis legalization in Canada and has been privileged to work with brilliant subject matter experts. Sarah is writing about the neurobiological mechanisms that cannabis touches on in the body, and from a structural lens about stigma as a risk to clients, and nurse use of substances.