CEWH researchers are deeply immersed in understanding how sex and gender affect the use, impact and regulation of cannabis. In an era of rapid changes in cannabis policy, and increased investments in research, we are a leading voice in bringing sex and gender-based analysis plus (SGBA+) considerations to cannabis use, or, often, in highlighting gaps in evidence and policy considerations. We are providing a much needed sex and gender based analysis to current issues and prevailing practices in cannabis use, regulation, research and practice.
On our Sex, Gender and Cannabis Hub, we post a variety of tools and information, including research bulletins about recent survey data and research summaries on cannabis related topics of interest, both incorporating SGBA+. We also post resources for service providers with a focus on women’s health and cannabis use. For more resources on cannabis, see below:
Key Resources for Researchers, Service Providers & Policy-Makers:
- Breastfeeding and Cannabis: A Harm Reduction Resource for Health Care and Social Service Providers – View English or French
- Why women use cannabis – View English or French
- SGBA+ Cannabis Routes of Administration Toolkit:
- Sex Gender and Cannabis Research Report (2019)
- Commentary on gender-informed policies regarding involuntary exposure to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and cannabis vaping
- Pauktuutit literature review: Cannabis Prevalence in Inuit Communities
Resources for Women:
- The ways women use cannabis – View English or French
- Some alternatives to using cannabis to cope with stress – View English or French
- Taking Care: A Short Guide to Breastfeeding and Substance Use – View English or French
- Women and Cannabis Fact Sheet
- Best Start review: resource on cannabis, pregnancy and parenting
You can also find our published journal articles and conference posters about cannabis in the Publications section of this website.