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

Legalizing and Strictly Regulating Cannabis: The Facts. Health Canada.
Cannabis Laws and Regulations. Government of Canada.
Cannabis Legalization. Province of Ontario.
Cannabis Legalization FAQ. City of Peterborough.


 

Health Effects

Cannabis Health Effects. Government of Canada. (2018).
Health Effects of Cannabis. Government of Canada. (2017).


 

Harm Reduction

Safer Cannabis Use. HereToHelp. 
How to reduce the harms of non-medical cannabis use. Canadian Nurses Association. (2018).
Take Care With Cannabis. Vancouver Coastal Health. (2016)


 

Drug Impaired Driving

Cannabis Impairment. Government of Canada.
Impaired Driving. Government of Canada – Community Safety and Policing
Facts about Drug-Impaired Driving.  Government of Canada – Community Safety and Policing
Impaired Driving. Ontario Ministry of Transportation.


 

Parents & Caregivers

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Youth.  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2018)
Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk to Your Teen. Drug Free Kids Canada. (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.
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know. School Mental Health-Assist / Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). (2018).
Youth Specific Adverse Effects of Early Cannabis Use. University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.


 

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy. University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting. Best Start.
Cannabis and Pregnancy Don’t Mix. The Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. (2016).
8 Things You Need to Know About Cannabis, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding. The Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
Women and Cannabis. British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. (2017).


 

Medical Cannabis

Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Government of Canada.
Cannabis for Medical Purposes. Health Canada.
Info sheet- Recreational vs Medical Cannabis


 

Home Cultivation

Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation.The National Collaborating Centre’s Environmental Health report

Laws & Regulations

Legalizing and Strictly Regulating Cannabis: The Facts. Health Canada.
Cannabis Laws and Regulations. Government of Canada.
Cannabis Legalization. Province of Ontario.
Cannabis Legalization FAQ. City of Peterborough.


 

Health Effects

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Chronic Use and Cognitive Functioning and Mental Health. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2016).
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Respiratory Effects of Cannabis Smoking. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2016).
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Maternal Cannabis Use during Pregnancy. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2018).
The Effects of Cannabis Use During Adolescence. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2015).


 

Harm Reduction

Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines | Public Brochure | Postcard (Bilingual) | Poster (English)
Cannabasics. Canadian Public Health Association. (2018)
How to reduce the harms of non-medical cannabis use. Canadian Nurses Association. (2018).
Take Care With Cannabis. Vancouver Coastal Health. (2016)


 

Primary Care Providers

Non-Medical Cannabis Resource: Ontario. Centre for Effective Practice. (2018)
Cannabis Resources for Family Physicians. The College of Family Physicians of Canada.


 

Educators

Cannabis Information for Schools and School Boards. Government of Ontario (November, 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).


 

Young People

Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2017).
Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2017).

 

Videos

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