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The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub

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The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub

From the Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub connects service providers and other stakeholders from various sectors across Ontario and Canada with credible, evidence-based information on the non-medical use of cannabis. Through the discussion forum, the hub also connects professionals to others working in the same field....

Cannabis evidence series : an evidence synthesis

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Cannabis evidence series : an evidence synthesis

From the University of Calgary “Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada. In 2015, the new Liberal government of Canada announced their plan to legalize cannabis and in June of 2016 a federal task force on cannabis was announced. Guided by this task force, cannabis legislation is...

Alberta Cannabis Framework, Legislation, and Fact Sheet.

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Alberta Cannabis Framework, Legislation, and Fact Sheet.

From the Government of Alberta “Alberta’s system for legalized cannabis will provide adults safe access to legal cannabis while protecting Alberta’s youth and public health, promoting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces, and limiting the illegal market.” Excerpt from pg. 2 of the handbook To view the...

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

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Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

From Centre for Addiction and Mental Health An evidence-based tool to guide choices and improve the health of Canadians who use cannabis, provided by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). For more information from CAMH about cannabis , click here.

Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

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Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

From the University of Calgary The University of Calgary created an eBook with research-based fundamentals about cannabis, along with frequently asked questions about health benefits and risks, and the process of legalization. 

Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

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Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “This guide, created by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it. Any campus professional —...

Cannabis Talk Kit

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Cannabis Talk Kit

From Drug-Free Kids Canada “Cannabis—legal or otherwise—is a hot topic. Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called marijuana) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this...

Cannabis LRCUG June 2017

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Cannabis LRCUG June 2017

From the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction “Cannabis use is common, especially among adolescents and young adults. There are well-documented risks from cannabis use to both immediate and long-term health. The main risks include cognitive, psychomotor and memory impairments; hallucinations and impaired perception; impaired driving and injuries (including...

Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

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Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

Healthy Campus Alberta joined Alberta Health Services for an overview and update of cannabis legalization. This webinar covered: The basics of cannabis legalization at the Federal and Provincial levels of government Provide an overview of the public health approach to legalization A quick review of the research Low risk use guidelines...

Cannabis Policy Considerations for Alberta Post-Secondary Campuses

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Cannabis Policy Considerations for Alberta Post-Secondary Campuses

Healthy Campus Alberta and presenters overviewed cannabis related policy considerations for Alberta Post-secondary institutions. This webinar covered the following: Best practice in policy development, including how to choose policy direction. Steps to creating policy including: key areas to consider regarding cannabis, conversations, and principles on the road to creation of policy. Policy...