Marijuana can offer patients relief when conventional therapies do not — but a lack of evidence of the risks and benefits of its use makes it difficult for physicians to properly advise patients. See the CMA’s recommendations for addressing this issue and others in our policy on medical marijuana.
The CMA supports Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, a publication of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health that offers 10 science-based recommendations to help individuals lower the health risks of cannabis use.
Medical students outline the health risks of cannabis use in this 30-second CMA video, including dependence and impacts on attention, learning, memory and decision making. The video urges Canadians to consider the risks and talk to their doctors.
This informative two-pager draws on the recommendations in Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines to give reliable information about the risks associated with cannabis. Distribute this evidence-based tool to patients who use cannabis to guide their choices and improve their health.
This brochure condenses the recommendations of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for easy consumption and distribution. Use this evidence-based tool to help patients who use cannabis make safer choices and improve their health.
Help young patients make safer choices about cannabis use with this two-page brochure — developed for youth by youth and based on Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
Give patients fast facts about cannabis use and ways to reduce risk by displaying this poster in your office or waiting area. The information is based on the recommendations of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
Display this postcard in your office or waiting area to so patients can take away reliable information about cannabis use, including recommendations for reducing risk. Derived from the evidence-based recommendations of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
Find out which regulations and guidance on medical marijuana the CMA recommends that physicians be familiar with. This policy also includes advice for physicians authorizing marijuana for medical purposes.
Access a range of cannabis-related assets including a monograph on the pharmacology, therapeutic uses and risks of cannabis for medical purposes, a fact sheet on medical dosing and more on this Health Canada page for health care professionals.