Resources and publications

Here you can find the latest publications by our Cannabis Health Evaluation and Research Partnership team, as well as important resources for the public and our advisory panel members. Updated resources and information will be added as they become available. 

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Our work

Cannabis Crossroads Webinar Series

Session 1: Safe Access to Cannabis

With the legalization of non-medical cannabis in Canada, there are now options that provide safe methods for accessing cannabis. During this panel discussion, Taylor Giovannini, Ryan Hawco and Paul Seaborn discuss the access of cannabis through licensed and unlicensed markets, provide insights into some of the regulations surrounding access, and discuss the evolving retail market including adaptations to regualtions that have happened in response to consumer insights. 


See a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Donnan on the impacts of Cannabis legalization on youth and young adults in Newfoundland and Labrador: 


Read an article in the Gazette, Memorial's official news site, about CHERP's webinar series, Cannabis Crossroads: 

Listen to one of our PIs, Dr. Jennifer Donnan, share about the work we're doing on The Wahl Show podcast:

View our "Cannabis 101" session, delivered in partnership with the Memorial Office of Alumni Engagement: 


Check out the report detailing findings from our Newfoundland and Labrador cannabis policy needs assessment (PDF). 

"Cannabis education should aim to normalize - not prevent - safe and legal use" (The Conversation Canada)  

General cannabis resources

The Cannabis Act: the Facts (Health Canada)

Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

10 Ways to reduce risks to your health when using cannabis, Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH)

Canadian Centre for Substance use and Addiction - Cannabis resources

The Canadian Centre for Substance use and Addiction (CCSA) is a federally-funded organziation that provides high-quality information and evidence-based reports about substance use and substance use disorders in order to reduce drug- and alcohol-related harms.

Our project is supported by funding from the CCSA, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. 

Cannabis (Canadian Drug Summary)

Infographics on Health Risks of CannabisCOVID-19 and CannabisPsychiatric Conditions and Cannabis Use

Other resources from CCSA are available here.

Cannabis resources for youth and families

Cannabis: What parents need to know (Canadian Pediatric Society)

Cannabis: Important things to know (Kids Help Phone)

Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk with Your Teen (Drug Free Kids Canada)

Cannabis Inhalation vs Ingestion – What happens in the body? (Drug Free Kids Canada)

Talking Pot with Youth: A Cannabis Communication Guide for Youth Allies (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction - CCSA)

Talking with teenagers about drugs (Government of Canada)

The Blunt Truth: Useful tips about safer ways to use cannabis (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH)

Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth (Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy - CSSDP)

What’s With Weed? (National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education) 

CHERP Advisory Panels

Citizen Panel resources

Citizen Panel Terms of Reference (ratified Oct. 1, 2020)

Stakeholder Panel resources

Stakeholder Panel Terms of Reference (ratified Oct. 21, 2020) 


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