Cannabis Resources

The Peterborough Drug Strategy strives to expand our community’s access to the latest research and scientific evidence around substance-related harms by sharing high quality information and resources.

This page provides links to up-to-date, accurate and unbiased information and resources about cannabis.

Reports & Factsheets

Laws & Regulations

Cannabis Laws. Peterborough Public Health.
Cannabis Laws and Regulations. Government of Canada.
Cannabis Legalization. Province of Ontario.
Final Regulations for the Production and Sale of Edible Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts and Cannabis Topicals. Canadian Public Health Association. (2019).
Legalizing and Strictly Regulating Cannabis: The Facts. Health Canada.


 

Health Effects

7 Things You Need to Know about Edible Cannabis. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
Cannabis Health Effects. Government of Canada.
Cannabis: Inhaling vs Ingesting. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
Edibles, Extracts and Topicals: A Primer on the New Cannabis Products. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
Health Effects of Cannabis. Government of Canada. (2017).
Know the Health Risks of Cannabis. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).


 

Harm Reduction

FAQ Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines. Health Canada. (2019).
How to Reduce the Harms of Non-Medical Cannabis Use. Canadian Nurses Association. (2018).
How To Safely Store Your Cannabis. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
Responsible Use. Government of Quebec.
Safer Cannabis Use. HereToHelp.
Take Care With Cannabis. Vancouver Coastal Health. (2016).
Use Responsibly and Reduce Your Risks. Government of Quebec. (2019).


 

Drug Impaired Driving

Cannabis Impairment. Government of Canada.
Facts About Drug-Impaired Driving.  Government of Canada – Community Safety and Policing. (2019).
Impaired Driving. Government of Canada – Community Safety and Policing.
Impaired Driving. Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
Pot + Driving. CPHA. (2018).


 

Parents & Caregivers

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Youth.  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2018).
Cannabis and Children: A Growing Need to Prevent Harm. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. (2019).
Cannabis Information for Parents & Caregivers of Young Children. Montreal Children’s Hospital. (2019).
Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk to Your Teen. Drug Free Kids Canada. (2018).
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know. School Mental Health-Assist / Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). (2018).
Do You Speak Cannabis? Government of Quebec. (2018).
Parent Action Pack. Parent Action on Drugs.
Parents: Help Your Teen Understand What’s Fact and Fiction about Marijuana. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2016).
Quick Info: Cannabis. Parent Action on Drugs. (2013).
Talking with Your Teen About Vaping: A Tip Sheet for Parents. Health Canada. (2018).
Thinking About Using Cannabis While Parenting? Health Canada. (2018).
Youth Specific Adverse Effects of Early Cannabis Use. University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
Weed Like to Know – Interactive Chatbot. Parent Action on Drugs.
What’s With Weed – Quiz and SMS Tool. Parent Action on Drugs.


 

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy. University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
Cannabis and Pregnancy Don’t Mix. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. (2019).
Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting. Best Start. (2019).
Things You Need to Know about Cannabis, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. (2019).
Thinking About Using Cannabis Before or During Pregnancy? Health Canada. (2018).
Women and Cannabis. British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. (2017).


 

Older Adults

A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Marijuana for Seniors. Home to Home.


 

Indigenous People

Cannabis Homepage. First Nations Health Authority.
Cannabis Poster Series. First Nations Health Authority.


 

Medical Cannabis

Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Government of Canada.
Cannabis for Medical Purposes. Health Canada.
Clearing the Smoke: Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids – An Update. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2016).
Get the Facts: The Difference Between Recreational Cannabis and Medical Cannabis. Government of Ontario. (2017).


 

Home Cultivation

Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation. The National Collaborating Centre’s Environmental Health Report. (2018).
Growing Cannabis Safely at Home (Video). National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health. (2019).

Laws & Regulations

Cannabis LawsPeterborough Public Health.
Cannabis Laws and Regulations. Government of Canada.
Cannabis Legalization. Province of Ontario.
Final Regulations for the Production and Sale of Edible Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts and Cannabis Topicals. Canadian Public Health Association. (2019).
Legalizing and Strictly Regulating Cannabis: The Facts. Health Canada. (2018).


 

Health Effects

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Maternal Cannabis Use during Pregnancy – An Update. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2018).
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Regular Use and Mental Health. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Respiratory Effects of Cannabis Smoking. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2016).
Is Cannabis a Gateway Drug? Public Health Ontario. (2019).
Marijuana and Fertility. Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2019).
The Effects of Cannabis During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. The Evidence Exchange Network EENet, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.(2019).
The Effects of Cannabis Use During Adolescence. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2015).


 

Harm Reduction

Cannabasics. Canadian Public Health Association. (2018).
Harm Reduction for Non-Medical Cannabis Use. Canadian Nurses Association. (2017).
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines | Public Brochure | Postcard (Bilingual) | Poster (English). Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse.
Take Care With Cannabis. Vancouver Coastal Health. (2016)
The Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG). Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2019).


 

Primary Care Providers

Cannabis Critical Thinking Pathway for Nursing Practice. Canadian Nurses Association.
Cannabis Resources for Family Physicians. The College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Non-Medical Cannabis Resource: Ontario. Centre for Effective Practice. (2018).
Resource Kit: Setting Cannabis Impairment Policies in the Dental Practice. Canadian Dental Association (2019).


 

Educators

Cannabis Information for Schools and School Boards. Government of Ontario. (2018).
Cycles – Film and Guide. Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria. (2014).
GNWT Augmented Reality Explained – Cannabis Posters. Government of Northwest Territories. (2019).
iMinds. Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. (2018).
Let’s Talk Cannabis. Centre for Substance Use and Addiction.
Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth. Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy. (2018)
Talking Pot With Youth: A Cannabis Communication Guide for Youth Allies. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2018).
TDSB Cannabis Misuse Prevention. Toronto District School Board.


 

Young People

Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2017).
Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2017).
Supporting Youth in Making Informed Decisions About Cannabis. The Evidence Exchange Network EENet, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2019).


 

Older Adults

Cannabis and Dementia: Weeding through the Evidence. brainXchange. (2019).
The Straight Dope on Cannabis and Older People. Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community. (2018).


 

Indigenous People

National Cannabis Dialogue Report. Thunderbird Partnership Foundation. (2019).

Videos

The following videos were not produced by PDS and are included for information purposes only.