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Online Resources for Cannabis Use Disorder

This list is designed to help primary health care & clinical care providers assess and discuss with persons aged 65 or older, the potential risks and benefits of taking cannabis. It also contains information on how to support primary care providers in safely discontinuing, starting or managing cannabis use.

Topic AreaResourceDescriptionSource
PreventionCannabis Stats HubGeneral statistical health information about cannabisStatistics Canada
Cannabis Information for Older AdultsClinical conversation starters for cannabis use and agingOttawa Public Health
Cannabasics – Plant and Products Clinical conversations starters for the differences between CBD and THCCanadian Public Health Association
However you use it, Cannabis is Cannabis
Cannabasics – Methods of Consumption Clinical conversations starters for the differences between modes of consumptionCanadian Public Health Association
Cannabasics – Understanding Consumption
Cannabasics – Harm Reduction
Cannabis: Lower Your RisksThinking about using cannabis recreationally? How to start low and go slowGovernment of Canada
Always read the labelImportant information about cannabis label readingCanadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Health Effects of CannabisImportant information about cannabis and drivingGovernment of Canada
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Cannabis Use and Driving Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Cannabis use, effects and risksClinical information about the health effects of cannabis Government of Canada
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Respiratory Effects of Cannabis Smoking Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoidsGovernment of Canada
ScreeningThe Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test – Revised (CUDIT-R)The CUDIT screening tool for Cannabis Use Disorder Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand
AssessmentReview of the Validity and Significance of Cannabis Withdrawal SyndromeEvidence on Cannabis Withdrawal SyndromeThe American Journal of Psychiatry
TreatmentMarijuana Rehab Aftercare and Relapse PreventionInformation regarding psychosocial approaches to harm reduction and relapse prevention in CUDAmerican Addiction Centres

[updated May 11, 2020]