Cannabis

Resources

Use this page to find accurate information and resources about cannabis.

Reports & Factsheets

Health Effects

7 Things You Need to Know about Cannabis Extracts. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
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).
Health Effects of Cannabis. Government of Ontario. (2019).
Health Effects of Consuming Cannabis Edibles. Government of Ontario. (2019).
Know the Health Risks of Cannabis. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).

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).

Harm Reduction

Edible Cannabis: Always Read the Label. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019).
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).

Young People

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Youth. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2018).
Quick Tips About Safer Ways to Use Cannabis. CAMH. (2019).
Things You Should Know About Cannabis. CAMH. (2019).
Weed Like to Know – Interactive Chatbot. Parent Action on Drugs.
What’s With Weed – Quiz and SMS Tool. Parent Action on Drugs.

Older Adults

A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Marijuana for Seniors. Home to Home.
Cannabis Crossword. Ottawa Public Health.
Cannabis Information for Older Adults. Ottawa Public Health.
Cannabis Wordsearch. Ottawa Public Health.

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).

Parents & Caregivers

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 Products, Including Edibles. Drug Free Kids Canada. (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 Teenagers About Drugs. Health Canada. (2019).
Talking with Your Teen About Vaping: A Tip Sheet for Parents. Health Canada. (2018).
Thinking About Using Cannabis While Parenting? Health Canada. (2018).

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Cannabis and Pregnancy Don’t Mix. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. (2019).
Cannabis Use in Pregnancy. University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. (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).

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).
How to Read a Cannabis Package. Ottawa Public Health.
Interactive Map of Provincial and Territorial Cannabis Regulations. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
Legalizing and Strictly Regulating Cannabis: The Facts. Health Canada.

Drug Impaired Driving

Cannabis and Driving: What are the Implications for Adults in Ontario. Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. (2019).
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).
The High Way Home? Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Infographics

The following resources were produced by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and are included here for reference only.

Videos

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