The Sensible Education Toolkit Series: Cannabis in Context


The Sensible Education Toolkit Series: Cannabis in Context

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This toolkit was developed by Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP).


This resource is broken into three separate booklets. The content draws directly from CSSDP’s Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit, originally published in 2018 to help educators, parents and adults have evidence-informed conversations with youth. Recognizing that cannabis legalization is a process and not an event, it’s important to note that this booklet was published in 2021 and the Cannabis Act and other related legislation is subject to change. We encourage you to stay up to date with revisions and updates to both the Cannabis Act and your local cannabis legislation.

Booklets 2 and 3 outline core concepts youth and adults can draw on to familiarize themselves with cannabis and cannabis use, and can additionally be used as a resource to assist in the information delivery component of a comprehensive cannabis education program.

Teaching youth the “facts” about cannabis should not be the only focus of cannabis education, but given the vast amount of resources – including conflicting research, internet sources, and myths – an overview of where the evidence sits is essential to empowering youth to make informed decisions and can also guide conversations with youth and adults. Topics addressed in Booklet 3 include: “Cannabis – A Historical and Legislative Background,” “Reasons for Cannabis Use and Non-Use Among Youth,” and “Assessing Potential Health Harms.”

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). (2021). The Sensible Education Toolkit: Cannabis in Context.

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