This page offers health-related information and research-related reports, documents and resources.
A Public Health Approach to Cannabis: Normalizing Conversation not Consumption
Public Health Agency of Canada, 2018
This is Your Brain on Pot - a CBC news interactive site explaining the key impacts of cannabis on the brain.
Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth - Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2018. Document explores levels of youth substance use, reasons for use, protective and risk factors, comprehensive prevention, and more.
PowerPoint slides on McCreary Society marijuana research report, Blunt Talk, 2013
Is Good Good Enough: The Health and Well-being of Children and Youth in BC
Office of the Provincial Health Officer, 2018
Youth Substance Use Prevention: An Update on Programs, Practices and Issues 2000-2016
Health Canada; a comprehensive review of the literature on youth substance use prevention published in 2000-2016
Canada's Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines - Evidence Brief
A short reference to the research evidence supporting each of the 10 recommendations for lower risk use
Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS)
Compiled survey results for trends and levels of substance use in Canada, 2015
Canadian Substance Use Research Organizations:
BCCSU – British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
CISUR – Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (UVic)
CARMHA – Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (SFU)
CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
CRISM – Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Use