Cannabis & illicit drug use: trends and risk behaviours

We have conducted a range of studies to examine patterns of cannabis use among Canadians, including changes over time, as well as risk behaviours. As Canada prepares to legalize recreational cannabis in 2018, this evidence will be important to monitor trends to help understand the impact of legalization on cannabis use and the drug market more broadly.

Prevalence of problematic cannabis use in Canada: Cross-Sectional Findings from the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey.
Leos-Toro C, Rynard V, Hammond D.
Canadian Journal of Public Health 2017; In Press.

Under the influence: A cross-sectional examination of prevalence and correlates of alcohol and marijuana consumption in relation to youth driving and passenger behaviours in Canada from 2014/2015 CSTADS. 
Minaker L, Leos-Toro C, Wild C, Elton-Marshal T, Bonham A, Hammond D.
Canadian Medical Association Journal – Open 2017; In Press.

Association between contraband tobacco and illicit drug use among high school students in Canada. 
Azagba S, Sharaf M, Hammond D.
Journal of Primary Prevention 2015; 36(2):71-8. doi: 10.1007/s10935-014-0377-9.2014. [Epub 2014 Nov 1]

Illicit substance use among Canadian youth: Trends between 2002 and 2008. 
Hammond D, Ahmed R, Burkhalter R, Sae Yang W, Leatherdale S.
Canadian Journal of Public Health 2011; 102(1): 7-12.

Marijuana and tobacco use among young adults in Canada: are they smoking what we think they are smoking? 
Leatherdale S, Hammond D, Kaiserman MJ, Ahmed R.
Cancer Causes and Control 2007; 18(4):391-7.

Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use patterns among youth in Canada.
Leatherdale ST, Hammond D, Ahmed R.
Cancer Causes and Control 2008; 19(4):361-9.

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