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. This section also discusses why public health and harm reduction approaches are necessary to reduce cannabis-related health and social harms.

  1. About Cannabis
  2. Cannabis Use in Ontario
  3. Understanding Substance Use
  4. Understanding Substance Use Disorders and Problematic Substance Use
  5. Public Health and Harm Reduction Approaches to Cannabis Use
  6. Prohibition/ Legalization Paradox
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