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WECHU Curriculum Support
Looking for topic information or supportive resources? Our online database contains a variety of resources and tools to assist you with your lessons.
Ministry of Education – Support for Educators
Information for parents/guardians and educators about the steps Ontario is taking to protect children and youth, the impact this may have on schools and what information and supports are available to parents/guardians and students related to cannabis.
Cannabis Talk Kit
Know How to Talk with your Teen: Order free printed booklets in English and French.
What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know: Printable brochure.
Teen beliefs about Cannabis and Driving
Myths Vs Facts, Parachute Canada : Printable poster.
Visit the Workplace Wellness Resources page to see a sample Substance Use Policy for the workplace, and resources in the community or online that can be used to help reduce risks from substance use in the workplace and create a healthy and safe environment.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist. (2017). Marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 130(4), 205-209. Retrieved from https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Marijuana-Use-During-Pregnancy-and-Lactation
Best Start. (2017). Risks of cannabis on fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting. Retrieved from https://www.beststart.org/resources/alc_reduction/RisksOfCannabis_A30-E.pdf
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2015). The effects of cannabis use during adolescence. Retrieved from http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Effects-of-Cannabis-Use-during-Adolescence-Report-2015-en.pdf
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2016). Clearing the smoke on cannabis: Highlights. Retrieved from http://www.ccdus.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Clearing-the-Smoke-on-Cannabis-Highlights-2016-en.pdf
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2017). Canadian youth perceptions on cannabis. Retrieved from http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Canadian-Youth-Perceptions-on-Cannabis-Report-2017-en.pdf
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2018). Cannabis: Canadian drug summary. Retrieved from http://www.ccdus.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Canadian-Drug-Summary-Cannabis-2018-en.pdf
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2017). Clearing the smoke on cannabis: Cannabis use and driving. Retrieved from http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Cannabis-Use-Driving-Report-2017-en.pdf
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2018). Clearing the smoke on cannabis: Maternal cannabis use during pregnancy. Retrieved from http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Cannabis-Maternal-Use-Pregnancy-Report-2018-en.pdf
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2017). Canada’s lower-risk cannabis use guidelines. Retrieved from https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-pdf.pdf
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2018). Cannabis: What parents/guardians and caregivers need to know. Retrieved from https://smh-assist.ca/wp-content/uploads/WEB-Cannabis-Information-Document-SMHA-CAMH-ENGLISH.pdf
Government of Ontario. (2018). Cannabis legalization: Learn what will and won’t be legal in Ontario. Retrieved from http://www.ontario.ca/cannabis
Drug Free Kids Canada. (2018). Cannabis talk kit. Retrieved from https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/34-17-1850-Cannabis-Talk-Kit-EN-10.pdf
Drug Free Kids Canada. (2018). Tips for parents. Retrieved from https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/prevention/tips-for-parents/
Fried, P.A. (1995). The Ottawa Prenatal Prospective Study (OPPS): Methodological Issues and Findings - It's Easy to Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water. Life Sciences, 56 (23-24):2159-68.
Garry, A., Rigourd, V,. Amirouche A., Fauroux, V., Aubry S., and R., Serreau. (2009). Cannabis and breastfeeding. Retrieved from https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jt/2009/596149/
Health Canada. (2016). Access to cannabis for medical purposes regulations: Daily amount fact sheet (dosage). Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/information-medical-practitioners/cannabis-medical-purposes-regulations-daily-amount-fact-sheet-dosage.html
Health Canada. (2018). Your cannabis questions, answered: Get the honest facts. Retrieved from www.canada.ca/cannabis
Health Canada. (2017). Health effects of cannabis. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/campaigns/27-16-1808-Factsheet-Health-Effects-eng-web.pdf
McLemore, G., and Richardson, K., (2016). Data from three prospective longitudinal human cohorts of prenatal marijuana exposure and offspring outcomes from the fetal period through young adulthood. Data in Brief, (9): 753-757. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.10.005
Metz, T. and Stickrath, E. (2015). Marijuana use in pregnancy and lactation: a review of the evidence. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 213(6):761-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.05.025
Ontario Ministry of Transportation. (2018). Impaired driving. Retrieved from http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired-driving.shtml#cannabis
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2017). The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids: The current state of evidence and recommendations for research. Retrieved from https://www.nap.edu/read/24625/chapter/1
Parachute Vision Zero Network (2018). Cannabis and drug impaired driving: What’s happening in Canada right now? Retrieved from https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e54d1c4402436420372909/t/5a9ed91371c10bfaf031754f/1520359701449/PVZN-Case_Study_04-Cannabis_and_impaired-driving.pdf
Schwartz, R. (2017). Legalize marijuana without the smoke. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 189(4): E137-E138. doi:https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.161203
Tomar, R., Beaumont, J. & Hsieh, J. (2009). Evidence on the carcinogenicity of marijuana smoke. Retrieved from https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/proposition-65/chemicals/finalmjsmokehid.pdf
Volkow, N., Baler, R., Compton, W. & Weiss, S. (2014). Adverse health effects of marijuana use. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(23): 2219–2227. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1402309
Warner, T., Roussos-Ross, D., & Behnke, M. (2014). It’s not your mother’s marijuana: Effects on maternal-fetal health and the developing child. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4254522/pdf/nihms626138.pdf