A study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found of the 23,500 Canadians aged 10 to 24 hospitalized due to substance use in 2017-2018, alcohol caused 16% of ER trips, while cannabis caused 40%.
CBC Health, CBC Ottawa
- Among those older than 25, cannabis is associated with only 11% of substance-use-related ER visits, while alcohol is associated with 58% of such visits.
- A majority (69%) of all substance-use-related hospitalizations required mental health care. Among cannabis-related hospitalizations, 81% involved mental health care, compared with 49% of those with opioid-related hospitalizations.
- Alberta youths were hospitalized for reasons related to substance use more than those of other provinces. CBC Calgary
- Quebec’s CAQ government will not require renters to show landlords their MED prescriptions to prove they use cannabis for medical reasons, leaving it up to provincial housing authorities to decide on whether renters involved in a dispute with landlords need to prove their medical need.
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- Canopy‘s Ontario hometown of Smiths Falls hopes to reframe itself as Canada’s REC tourism destination, except no one in the town of 9,000 can legally sell you any weed.