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Canadian Public Health Association


This information package is a set of fact sheets on cannabis for health and social service providers. It provides a basic overview of common cannabis plants and products, methods of consumption as well as information to better understand consumption and harm reduction. Each fact sheet is comprised of a high level overview with graphics followed by a detailed overview with links and references.

Plant and Products

Information related to the cannabis plant, derivatives, types, main active ingredients, most common forms and products.

Methods of Consumption

Details related to the more common delivery methods.

Understanding Consumption

Details about some of the primary reasons people consume cannabis and other substances.

Harm Reduction

Information about some of the side effects associated with cannabis and resources to support harm reduction.

Last modified: December 3, 2018