Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub

Welcome to Ontario’s professional source for credible cannabis information!

The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub connects service providers and other stakeholders from various sectors across Ontario with credible, evidence-based information on the non-medical use of cannabis. It includes content relevant across the continuum of care, from promotion and prevention to harm reduction, treatment, and recovery.

The  Hub is supported by a cross-sectoral Champions Circle, composed of representatives from key stakeholders. The Champions Circle plays a key role in the hub by identifying evidence needs, providing advice and acting as sector champions. The Hub is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). PSSP works with communities, service providers and other partners across Ontario to move evidence to action to create sustainable, system-level change.

The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub is funded by Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP).

How to use the site

The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub includes a variety of resources, including infographics, guidelines, webinar recordings, podcasts, research summaries, reports, handouts, and much more. These curated resources will help you stay up to date with the latest evidence. You can find resources by searching for keywords at the top, or by using the drop down on the right side. Once you found a resource you liked, you can find resources for similar audiences, or on similar topics by clicking on the keywords at the bottom of each tab. New resources will be added regularly, as new information is released.

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Guide/Report

The Non-Medical Cannabis Resource is designed to equip primary care providers with evidence-based, balanced information to discuss cannab

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Fact Sheet

The "Q & A Is cannabis a "gateway drug"?

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Evidence Summary

“Cannabis Use in the Childbearing Years: An Evidence Summary for Healthcare Providers” is a 14-page evidence summary for healthcare profe

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Evidence Summary

This evidence brief summarizes the knowledge and beliefs of participants on how to deter driving under the influence of cannabis.  The re

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Evidence Summary

The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are based on scientific evidence and make harm reduction recommendations that influence th

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Guide/Report

“Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis Maternal Cannabis Use during Pregnancy – An Update”  looks at the effects of maternal cannabis use during

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Evidence Summary

The 2018 Canadian Cannabis Survey Summary presents findings from the second data collection cycle of the Cannabis Survey, which started M

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Fact Sheet

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines have been adapted into a poster by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Fact Sheet

"Cannabis Information for Schools and School Boards"  is an information sheet for education workers and provides answers to questions abo

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Evidence Summary

“Evidence Brief: Health Effects of Cannabis Exposure in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding” is an evidence summary that looks at the known effec

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Interactive Webpage

“This is your brain on pot” is a Web-based resource for the general public that takes a clear language approach to explaining the brain s

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Fact Sheet

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines have been adapted into a poster by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Evidence Summary

This evidence brief summarizes the evidence on risky driving  associated with alcohol and non-medical cannabis use.  The brief was develo

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Fact Sheet

Cannabis is one of the most frequently used substances among young people.

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The "Cannabis in Canada: What you need to know" resource is a 1-page  factsheet which provides key information on the Cannabis Act.

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Fact Sheet

"Cannabis: lower your risks" is a 1-page factsheet which includes tips on safer use of cannabis for those who choose to consume.

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Webinar/Podcast/video

In the first episode of the ReInspired series, released by EENet, Leia Minaker talks about her research article "Under the Influence".

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Webinar/Podcast/video

On June 4th 2019,  the Evidence Exchange Network EENet and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario co-hosted a webinar on supportin

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Guide/Report

“The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence” report examines the harms and effects of cannabis use on adolescence.

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Fact Sheet

"Final regulations: Edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, cannabis topicals" is a 1-page fact sheet which outlines some of the regulatory r

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Evidence Summary

This evidence brief summarizes the evidence on risk factors for the simultaneous use of alcohol and non-medical cannabis.

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Webinar/Podcast/video

On March 21st 2019,  the Evidence Exchange Network EENet and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario co-hosted a webinar on the eff

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Evidence Summary

The "Edible Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts and Cannabis Topicals: A Primer on the New Cannabis Products" resource provides an overview of th

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Webinar/Podcast/video

Healthy Canadians is a Government of Canada initiative which aims to keep parents informed about a wide range of health and safety issues

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Guide/Report

“Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis” is a 2017 report that examines common misconceptions about cannabis that young people have, wher

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Fact Sheet

The "How to Safely Store Your Cannabis" infographic outlines key tips for storing cannabis including using product labels, storing out of

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"Calls to the British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre on the cusp of cannabis legalization" is a webinar presented by Tissa R

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Evidence Summary

This evidence brief summarizes the evidence on the reasons for driving under the influence of cannabis according to drivers in a remedial

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Guide/Report

The “Clearing the smoke on cannabis: Regular use and cognitive function” resource looks at the effects of chronic cannabis use on cogniti

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"The National Cannabis Dialogue Report" was developed in response to the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.

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Fact Sheet

"How can I reduce some of the risks of cannabis use" is an info-graphic providing tips on safer use of cannabis.

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Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines is a two-page pamphlet for the general public that provides ten ways to reduce health risks a

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Fact Sheet

CAMH's Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is an anonymous, self-report survey that was completed by 11,435 students in g

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Webinar/Podcast/video

The "Growing Cannabis Safely at Home" video provides key tips related to growing cannabis at home including monitorining indoor air quali

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The Cannabasics is an introductory series of self-directed learning modules developed by the Canadian Public Health Association.

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Evidence Summary

This evidence brief explores perceptions on collision risk among people who drive after using cannabis. The brief was developed by the Ev

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Fact Sheet

“My Cannabis IQ: A resource for youth” is a postcard which includes facts and tips related to cannabis and cannabis use which can assist

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Evidence Summary

"Growing at home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation" is a 12-page document which outlines health and safety ri

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Guide/Report

Booklet 5 is one of five separate parts of the World Drug Report 2019 that is a review of recent trends in the market for cannabis and ha

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Evidence Summary

This evidence brief explores  how ethnoracial background makes a difference in predicting cannabis use among Ontario students. The brief

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Webinar/Podcast/video

On September 18th 2019,  the Evidence Exchange Network EENet and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario co-hosted a web

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Fact Sheet

The "Environmental health risks of personal cannabis cultivation" factsheet is a 2-page resource which outlines risks and key messages re

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Guide/Report

"StatsCannabis data availability: Crowdsourced cannabis prices, second quarter 2019" is a 2-page summary developed by Statistics Canada w

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Evidence Summary

“Cannabis and Pregnancy: Getting Ahead of Policy” is the first of three reports in a three-year cannabis and pregnancy project by the Thu

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Guide/Report

“Cannabis use and Youth: A parent's guide” provides parents with information related to cannabis use and related risks and benefits withi

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Fact Sheet

"Know the health risks of cannabis" is an info graphic which outlines key health risks of cannabis use related to mental health, driving,

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Guide/Report

“Talking pot with youth: A cannabis communication guide for youth allies” provides practical information on how to have meaningful discus

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Evidence Summary

This document includes results from the National Cannabis Survey (NCS) for the first quarter of 2019.

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Fact Sheet

The "Police-reported cannabis offences in Canada, 2018: before and after legalization" infographic provides key facts on new cannabis leg

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Fact Sheet

Cannabasics is an information package that includes fact sheets on cannabis for health and social service providers.

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Guide/Report

The guide for Ontario campuses explores issues related to cannabis use, substance use disorders, harm reduction, stigma reduction and pra

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Policy document

This resource is 4-page document of notes and references from a presentation given by Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Policy, Canadian Centre

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