Reducing cannabis harms:
A guide for Ontario campuses

This guide explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it. Any campus professional — whether faculty, academic advisor, counsellor, or student services professional — working with students who use cannabis will be able to refer to the guide for information.

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About This Guide

This guide explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it.

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Section 1: Cannabis and Substance Use

Section one provides an overview of cannabis, its legalization and regulation in Canada, cannabis use among Ontario’s youth and an explanation of substance use.

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Section 2: Cannabis Use on Campus

This section will help campus professionals provide information to students about the risks of cannabis use and intervention strategies to reduce harms.

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Section 3: Developing, implementing, and evaluating a cannabis-use framework for your campus

This section discusses how a campus may approach the development, implementation, and evaluation of a cannabis-use framework that emphasizes lower-risk use and harm reduction.

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