In anticipation of the legalization of cannabis in Canada next month, we’ve pulled together 10 useful resources to check out.
Health Canada’s general website about cannabis in Canada addresses a variety of health and legal aspects of cannabis.
2 Marijuana pediatric exposure prevention guidance. Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment.
Evidence-based clinical resources documents for Colorado health care providers to talk with parents of children and youth (ages 0-20) and to talk directly to adolescents (ages 9-20) about marijuana use and exposure.
This poster from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction addresses some common myths about cannabis use.
This webinar was presented as part of the Canadian Nurses Association Progress in Practice Webinar Series, 2017.
This assessment scale is in the public domain and is free to use with appropriate citation:
Adamson SJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Thornton L, Kelly BJ, and Sellman JD. (2010). An Improved Brief Measure of Cannabis Misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test – Revised (CUDIT-R). Drug and Alcohol Dependence 110:137-143.
6 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Evidence Bundle for Medical Cannabis.
Browse CADTH evidence on Medical Cannabis relating to Pain Treatment, Safety, and Cannabis use for specific conditions and populations.
7 Cannabinoid Drug Comparison Chart RX Files. June 2017.
This useful drug comparison chart from the RX Files Academic Detailing Program is packed with information about cannabinoids for medicinal use.
8 Cannabis for Medical Purposes Evidence Guide: Information for Pharmacists and Other Health Care Professionals. Canadian Pharmacists Association. 2018.
This evidence guide was prepared to provide pharmacists and other health care providers with a curated summary of the best available evidence of the use of medical cannabis and cannabinoids for a variety of indications, including pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV), and epilepsy.
9 Clearing the Haze: The Impacts of Marijuana in the Workplace. Human Resources Professionals Association. Toronto, Ontario. [no date].
The HRPA has developed this white paper to help employers and the government understand the challenges ahead. This paper explores four key areas: 1. Safety in the workplace 2. Employers’ duty to accommodate users of medical cannabis 3. Drug plans 4. Drug testing.
10 Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation. National Collaborative Centre for Environmental Health, 2018.
This evidence review identifies health and safety concerns that may be relevant to personal cultivation after cannabis legalization.
There’s a lot of information out there about cannabis! The MHIKNET literature search service is available to staff of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, staff of participating Health Regions, and fee-for-service physicians in Manitoba. If you need a customized literature search conducted on this or any other topic, fill out our MHIKNET literature search request form to make a request.