Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub

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

The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub team brings you a curated list of current, accurate, and evidence-based resources on the non-medical use of cannabis. Resources on this website are geared towards policymakers and professionals working in primary care (such as physicians or nurses), mental health and addictions, public health, education and social services sectors.

 

This site is under construction, and should be up and running soon.

What makes this site unique?

The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub connects you with evidence-based information that’s ready to be put into action on issues related to the non-medical use of cannabis. The Hub also allows you to connect with other professionals across Ontario and Canada through our online discussion forum.


The resources included in the Hub are carefully curated according to strict criteria to ensure they are current, accurate, and relevant to our intended audience. New resources are added regularly, as new information is released. The development of the Hub was informed and supported by a champions circle, which includes representatives from key sectors and organizations. Read more about our champions circle here.
 

How to use the site


The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub is funded by Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program.
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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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In the first episode of the ReInspired series, released by EENet, Leia Minaker talks about her research article, "Under the Infl

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

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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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"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 risk factors for the simultaneous use of alcohol and non-medical cannabis.

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

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Evidence Summary

Edible Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts and Cannabis Topicals: A primer on the New Cannabis Products provides an overview of these ca

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Fact Sheet

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

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Guide/Report

Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis is a 2017 report that examines common misconceptions about cannabis that young people hav

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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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Courses

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

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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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"Booklet 5: Cannabis and hallucinogens" is one of five separate parts of the World Drug Report 2019 that is a review of recent t

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Fact Sheet

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

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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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Evidence Summary

Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation is a 12-page document which outlines health and sa

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"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

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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Fact Sheet

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

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"Indicators for Monitoring Cannabis-Related Health Outcomes" is a 17-page rapid review developed by Public Health Ontario which provides

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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 w

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On September 18, 2019,  the Evidence Exchange Network EENet and the Registered Nurses’ Associati

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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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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 benefit

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

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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

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

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The Q & A: Is Cannabis a "Gateway Drug"? resource provides practitioners  with current evidence related to whether cannabis

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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

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

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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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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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Guide/Report

“Clearing the smoke on cannabis: Maternal cannabis use during pregnancy – An update”  looks at the effects of maternal cannabis use durin

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Evidence Summary

The "Canadian Cannabis Survey 2018 summary" presents findings from the second data collection cycle of the Canadian Cannabis Survey, whic

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Fact Sheet

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 Information for Schools and School Boards  is an information sheet for education workers and provides answers to questi

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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 know

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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

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

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