New cannabis public education resources and web page

With the legalization of edible cannabis products, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals, Canadians now have access to a variety of ways to consume cannabis. There are health risks associated with using cannabis regularly, including these newly legal products, so it’s important that individuals have the information they need to make informed decisions. 

Over the past year, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has published a series of evidence-based, public education resources on cannabis. The aim is to help Canadians understand the health risks and how to lower them, should they decide to use cannabis.

The CCSA recently published two new posters in this series: 

  • Cannabis and Your Medication lists the types of medications that can interact with cannabis and affect your health. These medications are in common use and include both prescription and off-the-shelf drugs.
  • Cannabis and Other Substances highlights the health risks of using cannabis with other substances such as alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs.

 

All of the public education resources are now available to download on the CCSA's new public education web page at www.ccsa.ca/public-education. Please share them with your networks.

If you have any questions about these cannabis resources or want to know more about the CCSA's work on cannabis, please email cannabis [at] ccsa [dot] ca.

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