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Cannabis Resources

With legalized cannabis quickly approaching, we want people to be informed. Read our discussion paper on the Cannabis Act, supporting a health policy framework for laws and regulations focused on prevention, treatment, enforcement of regulations and harm reduction. 

The resources below provide information on the effects of cannabis and the risks for young people. 

Government of Canada /Health Canada
Bill 174
www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/41_Parliament/Session2/b174_e.pdf

Cannabis Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-24.5/
 
Cannabis and Mental Health
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/health-effects/mental-health.html#a2
 
Get the Facts on Cannabis (including articles and videos)
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/campaigns/cannabis/canadians.html#a1
 
Cannabis Toolkit (info, resources and facts to support conversations about cannabis)
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/resources.html
 
Facts about drug impaired driving in Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/don-t-drive-high.html
 
Ontario Public Health Association
Position Paper on Legalization of Cannabis
http://www.opha.on.ca/getmedia/67c3c2f1-2c69-4f0a-963c-2e520e9b38a7/The-Public-Health-Implications-of-the-Legalization-of-Recreational-Cannabis_1.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf
 
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
National Research Agenda on the Health Impacts of Non-Medical Cannabis Use
http://www.ccdus.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-National-Research-Agenda-Non-Medical-Cannabis-Use-Summary-2017-en.pdf
 
“Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis” Highlight Series [Marijuana use, mental health and cognitive function, smoking while pregnant, marijuana use on driving)
http://www.ccdus.ca/Eng/topics/marijuana/marijuana-research/pages/default.aspx
 
A Guide to Facilitate Discussions about Youth Cannabis Use in your Community
http://www.ccdus.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Community-Discussions-Youth-Cannabis-Guide-2016-en.pdf
 
The Effects of Youth Cannabis Use on the Developing Brain – Myth Busting (YouTube webinar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R50LZQhNxqs
 
Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis
http://www.ccdus.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Canadian-Youth-Perceptions-on-Cannabis-Report-2017-en.pdf
 
Online Learning Module for the Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence (For Stakeholders)
http://www.ccdus.ca/module/cannabis-adolescence-EN/story.html
 
Canadian Public Health Association
Harm Reduction, Health Promotion, and Cannabis Screening Tools
https://cpha.ca/harm-reduction-health-promotion-and-cannabis-screening-tools
 
Global Drug Survey – Safe Use Limits (online module)
http://saferuselimits.co/
 
Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario
Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Discussion Paper
https://ontario.cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Cannabis-Submission-to-MAG.pdf
 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Bill C-45 Cannabis Act
https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---public-policy-submissions/camhsubmissionlcjc-pdf.pdf
 
Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (brochure)
https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-pdf.pdf
 
Cannabis in Canada: CAMH recommends a public health approach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avH9QCqkPqE

Addiction and Mental Health Ontario
Submission to Ontario’s Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat
https://amho.ca/wp-content/uploads/amho_submission_to_the_cannabis_legalization_secretariat_2017_07_31-1.pdf
 
EPION
Resources for Clinicians, Youth, and Families
http://mycannabisiq.ca/resources/
 
Drugs Free Kids Canada
Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to talk with your Teen (free downloadable book)
https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/order-cannabis-talk-kit/
 
Here to Help
Learn about Cannabis Info Sheet
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/cannabis-marijuana.pdf
 
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/search/site/cannabis
 
MADD Canada
‘Think Again’ (cannabis video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkfE7Hk4yOQ
 
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Schizophrenia of Canada Research Paper: Engaging Youth to Gain Insights into Psychosis and Cannabis Use
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/sites/default/files/MHAwards_Schizophrenia_Society_Canada_Case_Study_ENG_0.pdf
 
"The Downside of High" - The Nature of Things CBC

"What's in Today's Weed? Testing the Chemicals in Marijuana" - CBC Marketplace
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