Drug Reports and Research from Cannabis to Opioids

Statistics Canada has published several reports recently that relate to Cannabis use and Opioid Awareness.

The Canadian Cannabis Survey, 2017 report covers the following themes:

  1. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors;
  2. Cannabis use and products used;
  3. Driving and cannabis; and
  4. Cannabis for medical purposes.

You can download the report here.

The results of the Survey on Opioid Awareness, 2017 were also released. The study looked at opioid awareness, use and stigma. The responses are broken down by province and show that in Ontario, 18% of people are not at all aware of opioid issues, 54% are somewhat aware and 27% are very aware. You can read the report here.

A national report on opioid-related deaths across Canada can be found here. In 2016, Ontario reported fewer than 5 deaths per 100,000 population.

This past September, Public Safety Canada hosted a Research Symposium on Cannabis. The summary is now available online and can be found here.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) estimated the costs that municipalities will incur as a result of the legalization of cannabis. Preliminary estimates for the policing portion of costs range between $2.25 and $3.25 million dollars per 500,000 population. This estimate is cited in a letter to the Minister of Finance this past December. You can read the letter here.