Cannabis

Resources for Professionals

Use this page to find links to evidence-based information and resources about cannabis.

Reports & Factsheets

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. 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)

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

Canadian Guidelines on Cannabis Use Disorder Among Older Adults. brainXchange. (2019).
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 Peoples

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

Primary Care Providers

Cannabis Critical Thinking Pathway for Nursing Practice. Canadian Nurses Association.
Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub. The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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.

Webinars

PDS Webinar: Cannabis Conversations for Service Providers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Videos