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.
- Materials from the Public Health Agency of Canada & Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Government of Canada resources
- Provincial and territorial guidelines and laws
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.
- Cannabis in Canada
- Cannabis in Canada: Get the facts
- Cannabis for medical purposes under the Cannabis Act: information and improvements
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: