Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines 2019



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On March 18th, 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) presented a webinar on Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG). The guidelines include 10 recommendations on reducing risks associated with cannabis use, based on the best available scientific evidence.

PPHAC and CAMH have teamed up to develop a new set of tools to support professionals to promote the use of the guidelines. These include a slide deck (, FAQs, poster and evidence summary (links to these files can be found at The webinar provides a brief overview of the guidelines, new products and tools, as well as insights on how to present the guidelines in different settings.

Webinar Objectives
To provide a brief overview of the evidence-based Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) introduce new tools created by PHAC and CAMH to support professionals using the guidelines offer guidance on presenting the recommendations in different settings and on responding to common questions about the guidelines

Moderator
Pamela Ponic from the Public Health Agency of Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Speakers
1. Benedikt Fisher, PhD – Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON) & Chair in Addiction Research, University of Auckland (Auckland, NZ)
2. Cheryl Houtekamer, MPH – Program Supervisor, Community Health Promotion Services Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services (Calgary, AB)
3. Heather Durdle, PhD – Psychologist, Adolescent Intensive Services – Concurrent Care Area, IWK Health Services (Halifax, NS)

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