Dear colleagues,

The legalization of cannabis comes into effect today. We’d like to share some resources that may help inform your knowledge and discussions with patients on this matter.

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Andrew Padmos, BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Chief Executive Officer

Materials from the Public Health Agency of Canada & Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Public Health Agency of Canada, together with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, has developed some informational materials for Canadian health professionals based on the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines— an evidence-based tool to guide the choices of Canadians who use cannabis, with the aim of reducing health-related harms.

Cannabis & your health – 10 ways to reduce risks when using Postcard Link
Cannabis & your health – 10 ways to reduce risks when using Poster Link
10 ways to reduce risks to your health when using cannabis Brochure Link
Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) for Youth Webpage Link
Presentation on LRCUG to support educating health professionals PowerPoint Expected: November
Evidence of the LRCUG to provide a more detailed reference tool to health professionals Summary Expected: November

These materials were created based on feedback received from the Health Professional Forum Sub-Group on Cannabis Risks and Harms, and a steering committee that was specially set up to oversee the creation of these products.

Two more resources aimed at health professionals are expected next month.

Government of Canada resources

The Government of Canada website has been updated with new information to guide Canadians on cannabis use, sale, possession, medical access, travel regulations, impairment, business impacts, etc.

Provincial and territorial guidelines and laws

Provinces and territories set the rules regulating cannabis distribution and sales within their jurisdictions. For more detailed information on the laws in your region, please consult the appropriate page:

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