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January 21, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA and Health Canada Invest $1.8 Million in Cannabis Research Projects

Ottawa, January 21, 2021 — It has been more than two years since Canada became the first G20 country to legalize recreation…

  • Cannabis
  • Policy
April 15, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadians Under 54 Drinking More While at Home Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, April 15, 2020 — 25% of Canadians (aged 35–54) and 21% of Canadians (aged 18–34) say they have increased the amount …

  • COVID-19
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
October 11, 2019

New Website Lets Canadian Youth Tackle Life Changing Decisions

Ottawa, October 11, 2019 - The High Way Home? is a new interactive website that allows young people to make virtual choices…

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Impaired Driving
May 22, 2019| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

$4.5 million for cannabis research announced in partnership between CCSA and CIHR

Ottawa, May 22, 2019 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Resea…

  • Cannabis
  • CCSA
April 25, 2019| CCSA

Regular Cannabis Use Linked to Increased Risk of Mental Illness

Ottawa, April 25, 2019 — People who use cannabis regularly — one or more times per week over a period of months or years — c…

  • Cannabis
  • Mental Health
April 5, 2019| CCSA

Early and Regular Cannabis Use Is a Strong Predictor of Cognitive Impairment

Ottawa, April 5, 2019 — Starting to smoke cannabis earlier in life — before 16 or 17 — is one of the strongest predictors of…

  • Cannabis
February 25, 2019| CCSA

Caution against Overconsumption Risks with Edible Cannabis Products

Ottawa, February 25, 2019 — In a brief submitted to Health Canada’s consultation on Strict regulation of edible cannabis, ex…

  • Cannabis
October 16, 2018| CCSA

More than 60% of Canadians say they will not consume cannabis once it becomes legal, a new Nanos poll reveals

Ottawa, October 16, 2018 — Even though close to 6 in 10 Canadians report they have tried it, the majority of Canadians have …

  • Cannabis
September 27, 2018| CCSA

New Communications Guide Provides the Tools to Talk Effectively to Youth about Cannabis

Ottawa, September 27, 2018 — Earlier today, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) released Talking Pot w…

  • Cannabis
  • Youth
August 30, 2018| CCSA

With Legalization Imminent, CCSA Releases Report on Cannabis Use during Pregnancy

Cites potential effects lasting into adolescence and young adulthood Ottawa, August 30, 2018 — With cannabis …

  • Cannabis
August 13, 2018| CCSA

CCSA CEO Rita Notarandrea Pens Guest Editorial on Cannabis Legalization for New Zealand Periodical

Ottawa, August 13, 2018 — Cannabis legalization in Canada is less than 75 days away. What can we expect when this happens? C…

  • Cannabis
May 23, 2018| European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Frequently Asked Questions On Cannabis Use And Road Safety

Cannabis and driving: new briefing presents questions and answers for policymaking (23.5.2018, LISBON) What i…

  • Cannabis
April 20, 2018| CCSA

On 4/20, Report Finds Lack of Comprehensive Workplace Substance Use Policies

CCSA launches A Review of Workplace Substance Use Policies in Canada Ottawa, April 20, 2018 — As Canada moves…

  • Cannabis
April 16, 2018| CCSA

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to share its views on Cannabis Act today

Ottawa, April 16, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) will be appearing today at the Senate Sta…

  • Cannabis

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