Cannabis and pregnancy: Getting ahead of policy

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“Cannabis and pregnancy: Getting ahead of policy” is the first of three reports in a three-year cannabis and pregnancy project by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit Family Health Team. The 43-page report, developed in 2018, explores the needs and barriers to preventing cannabis exposure during preconception and pregnancy, as identified by service and healthcare professionals.

It includes findings from a local and provincial environmental scan as well as a literature review undertaken in 2017 following the announcement by the Government of Canada that it would legalize cannabis in 2018. The themes that emerged from the literature were also analyzed to determine their relationship to the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008) Reproductive Health standards and the Ontario Public Health Standards 2018, Healthy Growth and Development standards.