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Marijuana Research

​​​​​​A National Research Agenda for Non-Medical Cannabis Use​

National Research Agenda on the Health Effects of Non-Medical Cannabis Use​ defines priority areas for cannabis research and identifies concrete steps for those working in the field. The report is a collaborative effort by CCSA and close to 50 experts and stakeholders representing public health, law enforcement, prevention, academia and non-governmental organizations, and federal and provincial repre​sentatives. It includes input from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Health Canada, Public Safety Canada and the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse International Program.​​


​​​​Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis

The Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis series objectively looks at how marijuana use affects human functioning and development, and discusses implications for policy and practice.

Prepared by expert researchers in the field and peer reviewed, this series of reports explores the impact of:

  • Marijuana on mental health and cognitive functioning, such as memory, attention and thinking;

  • Smoking marijuana while pregnant;

  • Marijuana use on driving; and

  • Marijuana on respiratory functioning.

The series also reviews the evidence on the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis addresses what we know, what we don't know and what needs further investigation​

See the Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Highlights​ for an overview.