Publications and Reports

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Research Summary - Research Symposium on Cannabis On September 27, 2017, Public Safety Canada hosted a Research Symposium on Cannabis in Ottawa, Ontario. The event brought together researchers from various federal departments, provincial and territorial governments, universities and non-governmental organizations to discuss the current state of cannabis-related research and to identify gaps and future research priorities. 2018-01-12
Measuring Illicit Cannabis Seizures in Canada The objective of this project is to examine the current methods of measuring the metric of cannabis seizures with particular attention paid to the way seizure information is recorded by law enforcement as well as to discuss the potential improvements to the way we currently measure the metric of cannabis seizures. 2017-06-13
Research Summary - Measuring Illicit Cannabis Seizures in Canada The objective of this project is to examine the current methods of measuring the metric of cannabis seizures with particular attention paid to the way seizure information is recorded by law enforcement as well as to discuss the potential improvements to the way we currently measure the metric of cannabis seizures. 2017-06-13
The Price of Cannabis in Canada The current report provides estimates of: 1) cannabis prices from 2011 to 2015; and 2) the price elasticity of cannabis demand in Canada. 2017-06-13
Research Summary - Price of Cannabis in Canada The current report provides estimates of: 1) cannabis prices from 2011 to 2015; and 2) the price elasticity of cannabis demand in Canada. 2017-06-13
Research Summary: Cannabis Policy Performance Metrics The objective of this project is to itemize and discuss the main performance metrics suggested for the assessment of cannabis policy regimes. The intent is to discuss the various performance metrics that currently exist, as well as others that may need to be considered in advance, and upon implementation of, a new cannabis policy regime in Canada. 2016-09-27
Cannabis Performance Metrics for Policy Consideration – What Do We Need to Measure? The objective of this project is to itemize and discuss the main performance metrics suggested for the assessment of cannabis policy regimes. The intent is to discuss the various performance metrics that currently exist, as well as others that may need to be considered in advance, and upon implementation of, a new cannabis policy regime in Canada. 2016-09-27
Ways to Consider Non-Medical Cannabis - Reasoning from Conceptual Analogues The objective of this report was to identify the similarities and differences between psychoactive cannabis and analogous legal substances consumed for their psychoactive properties, and describe the characteristics applied when discussing or fashioning regimes related to the control of these substances in order to identify approaches and considerations for consultation and policy discussion. 2016-09-27
Research Summary: Cannabis Policy Analogues - Ways to Consider Non-Medical Cannabis The objective of this report was to identify the similarities and differences between psychoactive cannabis and analogous legal substances consumed for their psychoactive properties, and describe the characteristics applied when discussing or fashioning regimes related to the control of these substances in order to identify approaches and considerations for consultation and policy discussion. 2016-09-27
Research report: Evaluation Summary of the Life Skills Training Program This research report provides evaluation results for the Life Skills Training (LST) program implemented in Edmonton, Alberta. 2016-05-20
Research Summary: Life Skills Training Program Botvin Life Skills Training (LST) is a school-based prevention program that targets the early drug and alcohol use of adolescents. 2016-05-20
Prescription Drug Return Initiatives in Canada This document identifies examples of initiatives, mostly Canadian, to reduce the harms related to the illicit use and disposal of pharmaceuticals, with a specific focus on awareness-raising. 2013-02-12
Promising Practices in Policing Substance Users: A Handbook of Integrated Models and Practices This handbook, based on a research report commissioned by Public Safety Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Association of the Chiefs of Police Drug Abuse Committee1, identifies promising practices in integrated approaches to policing substance users. 2012-07-06
Illicit Use of Pharmaceuticals Workshop The following report contains summaries of the presentations and discussions that occurred during the "Illicit Use of Pharmaceuticals" Workshop that was hosted by Public Safety Canada on June 2-3 2011. 2011-11-07
ARCHIVE - "Emerging Issues in Drug Enforcement" Workshop These proceedings contain a summary of the presentations and the dialogue held during the 2010 Emerging Issues in Drug Enforcement Workshop. 2011-01-24
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