Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: An Evidence-Based Tool to Guide Choices and Improve the Health of Canadians who Use Cannabis

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The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are based on scientific evidence and make harm reduction recommendations that influence the risk of health consequences from cannabis use. The guidelines include 10 concrete recommendations, such as delaying age of cannabis use, use frequency or patterns, cannabis products (i.e., low- THC content) used, and cannabis use and driving.

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: An Evidence-Based Tool to Guide Choices and Improve the Health of Canadians who Use Cannabis is aimed for health care professional, and it provides information about the evidence behind each recommendation.

These guidelines can be distributed by health authorities as a science-based information tool for cannabis users to modify their use toward reducing at least some of the health risks associated with cannabis use. A public brochure can be found here.

The scientific version of the guidelines have been published in the American Journal of Public Health (August 2017, Vol 107, No. 8).