A summary of ten recommendations for lower-risk cannabis use:
Full paper is available here:
Fischer B, Russell C, Sabioni P, van den Brink W, Le Foll B, Hall W, et al. Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: A Comprehensive Update of Evidence and Recommendations. Public Health Policy. 2017;107(8):e1-e12.
Cannabis may not be suitable for all patients. Several publications from Health Canada, the CFPC, and others, have identified a set of special risk populations in the context of both medical and recreational cannabis use:
Information to help you understand the new laws around cannabis-impaired driving, discuss the risks with patients, and understand your responsibilities.
Toxicologist and Emergency Medicine physician Dr. Kennon Heard draws from the experience of emergency departments in Colorado to comment on the factors that have contributed to the rise of cannabis-related visits to the ER.
He addresses the pharmacology of cannabis and offers practical advice to help Ontario’s Emergency Medicine physicians better prepare for and manage the following cannabis-related
PDF Reference Document
Canadian Public Health Association
Cannabasics - Information Package
Fact sheets for health and social service providers that give an overview of cannabis plants and products, methods of consumption, and information to better understand harm reduction.
Centre for Effective Practice
Non-Medical Cannabis Resource
Printable resource designed to help providers discuss non-medical cannabis use with their patients in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
Handout for healthcare professionals summarizing the ten recommendations from the Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
Ontario Medical Association
Talking to Patients About Recreational Cannabis
Overview of health risks associated with recreational cannabis use and considerations to guide a conversation with patients about recreational cannabis.
What You Should Know About Recreational Cannabis - Infographic
Infographic that reviews the basics of cannabis and the risks and harms associated with cannabis use.
Updated: May 27, 2019
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