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CAMH Patient and Family Learning Space: Sex, Gender, and Cannabis Use

This webinar will present an overview of cannabis, with a focus on sex and gender influences. During this webinar, participants will become more familiar with cannabis fundamentals, risks and potential harms, therapeutic uses, and cannabis use and mental health. There will be a focus on sex and gender related factors influencing the prevalence, patterns, and effects of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder. Our presenter will also briefly discuss cannabis research studies happening at CAMH and how to get involved.

Our Presenter:

Madi Wright (she/her) is a fourth year PhD student at the University of Toronto in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She is conducting her research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, under the supervision of Dr. Bruna Brands. Madi’s research is focused on sex differences in the acute effects of cannabis, as well as the relationship between gender, cannabis use, and the trajectory to seeking treatment for cannabis-related problems.

Register here: Sex, Gender, and Cannabis Use Tickets, Wed, 25 May 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

The (CAMH) RBC Patient and Family Learning Space (PFLS) is an interactive hub for patients, families and the community to access reliable information about mental health, substance use and recovery. We offer our services in-person* and virtually, and our resources are available in print, web and app format. Through the PFLS you can attend interactive workshops and webinars, and discover a variety of community-based services that might help you in your recovery.

*Given the current COVID-19 situation we are only offering virtual services at this time.

Learn more: The RBC Patient and Family Learning Space | CAMH

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Here are some resources from the presenters to further your knowledge about sex, gender and cannabis use. Madi’s slides and resources are included as are a few other CAMH guides and publications and links to crisis and support hotlines should you need follow up support.

CAMH guides and publications related to cannabis use:

Cannabis and Your Health | 10 ways to reduce risk CannabisEd_Poster_ENG_APR-16-19.indd (

English version of Canada’s lower risk guidelines: Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: An Evidence Brief (

French version : Recommandations canadiennes pour l'usage du cannabis a moindre risque (

Support - Crisis Resources:

1.      24/7 crisis hotline Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Crisis Services Canada

2.      CAMH community resource sheet: Microsoft Word - 5686d_Crisis_FINAL 5.9.2019 UPDATED.docx (

3.      Connex Ontario/ 24/7 phone, text, web help to connect you to the medical service provider you need: Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Services | Connex Ontario


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