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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.
Parents Matter - Printable poster
Cannabis Talk Kit
Know How to Talk with your Teen: Order free printed booklets in English and French.
Teen beliefs about Cannabis and Driving
Myths Vs Facts, Parachute Canada : Printable poster.
- Arrive Alive - Order free items to promote driving without the influence of cannabis or alcohol: small car insurance folders, posters, and coasters
- Is Cannabis Harmful to My Health? Printable information sheet (WECHU, 2018)
- 10 Ways to Reduce Risks When Using Cannabis – Poster and Postcard (CAMH, 2018)
- Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines – Brochure (8.5x11) (CAMH, 2018)
- Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines – FRENCH Brochure (8.5x11) (CAMH, 2018)
- Why Youth & Young Adults are at a Higher Risk - Poster (11x17) (WECHU, 2019, accessible PDF)
- Know the Health Effects - Poster (8.5x11) (CCSA, 2017)
- How Can I Lower My Health Risks from Cannabis - Poster (11x17) (WECHU, 2019, accessible PDF)
- Medical cannabis – Consumer Information (Health Canada, 2016)
- Non-Medical (Recreational) Cannabis and Your Health (Health Canada, 2018)
- Cannabis – Ontario Laws, Health Effects, and Resources for Parents and Professionals (Government of Ontario, 2019)
Substance Use Resources for the Workplace (policies and activities to address or prevent substance use)
Impairment and Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines and Duties (Ontario Ministry of Labour, 2019)
Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace (Health Canada, 2019)
- Medical Marijauna (fact sheet)
- Impairment at Work (fact sheet)
- Impairment in the workplace (audio chat)
- Workplace Strategies: Risk of Impairment from Cannabis
- E-course Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace – understand your role in addressing impairment in the workplace, using cannabis as an example.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2019). Clearing the smoke on cannabis: Regular use and mental health.
Fischer, B., Russell, C., Sabioni, P., van den Brink, W., Le Foll, B., Hall, W., Rehm, J. & Room, R. (2017). Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG): An evidence-based update. American Journal of Public Health, 107(8). DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303818.
Government of Canada. (2018). Is Cannabis safe during preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding? Cannabis Evidence Brief.
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.
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 https://www.ccsa.ca/cannabis-canadian-drug-summary
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?
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
Barrus, D., Capogrossi, K., Cates, S., Gourdet, C., Peiper, N., Novak, S.,… Wiley, J. (2016). Tasty THC: Promises and challenges of cannabis edibles. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2019). 7 Things You Need to Know about Edible Cannabis. Retrieved from https://ccsa.ca/7-things-you-need-know-about-edible-cannabis
Government of Canada. (n.d.). Cannabis: Lower your risks. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/resources/lower-your-risks/lower-your-risks.pdf
Government of Canada. (2019). Update on the potential risk of pulmonary illness associated with vaping products. Retrieved from http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70939a-eng.php
Health Canada. Consumer Information - Cannabis (Marihuana, marijuana) https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/licensed-producers/consumer-information-cannabis.html
Health Canada. (n.d.). Consumer information – Edible Cannabis. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/laws-regulations/regulations-support-cannabis-act/consumer-information/Cannabis_Consumer_Information_Sheet-Edibles-EN.pdf