Project Outputs and Resources from NWAC’s Work in Cannabis and Public Health


What Are Cannabinoids 

Cannabis and Pregnancy 

How to Read Labels 

Cannabis and Seniors 


Final Report for A Community-Informed Approach to Cannabis Public Health Education and Awareness Project 2019-2022NWAC’s project funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program led to the creation of educational resources on cannabis and health, including this website!

Final Report for Establishing Research Priorities: An Exploration of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, and Gender-Diverse People’s Needs in Cannabis and Mental HealthThis project was a one-year grant funded by the Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Through this grant, NWAC held a series of Sharing Circles to capture distinct needs, concerns, and knowledge gaps related to relationships between cannabis use and mental health for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, northern and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Indigenous communities. Recommendations from the project findings highlight future research priorities and actions to be taken by health and social care providers (HSCPs) and medical regulatory authorities.

Final Report for Wading Through the Weeds Project 2020-2022 – NWAC partnered with researchers at McMasterU on a project funded by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction in 2020. The project focused on the perspectives and experiences of people who consume cannabis during the perinatal and postpartum period through virtual Community Engagement Sessions and PhotoVoice Workshops.