Cannabis Resources for Health Professionals

As a result of the changes to Canadian law, MUHC librarians have compiled a list of evidence-based resources on cannabis.

The following are intended for health professionals. Resources for the general public are available on our Patient Resource Centre’s cannabis webpage:

MUHC Resources

The following electronic resources may be accessed on computers at all MUHC sites, or remotely via the library proxy.

Natural Medicines

  • Marijuana (See also the links to English, French and Spanish patient handouts at the top of this article.)
  • Cannabidiol (See also the links to English, French and Spanish patient handouts at the top of this article.)



Book Collection

We aim to gradually improve our collection on this topic. For the moment, we invite you to consult the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Medical risks of marijuana” available at the Glen site. (2017).

To suggest a book or other resource that you would like us to add to our collection: recommend a purchase.

Open Access Resources

The following electronic resources are freely accessible online. Please contact us if any of the links no longer work.

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Government of Canada

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, McMaster University

National Academies of Sciences (United States)

In collaboration: CMQ, OPQ, OIIQ, OPIQ, OPDQ

Collège des médecins du Québec, Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec et Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (in French only)

World Health Organization

Recent Publications (via PubMed)

Numerous scientific articles are published on this topic[1] :

Including two recent Canadian guidelines:

For any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian.

1 – PubMed searches designed by MUHC Librarians. .

Published August 8, 2018, updated March 11, 2019