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Cannabis Resources for Health Care Providers

The following resources have been developed for health care professionals and providers.

In some cases, the resource listed is an external link that has been created by a third-party.

If you have questions about a resource, please contact the Ministry of Health at info@health.gov.sk.ca.

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3. For Doctors/OBGYNs

The Canadian Medical Association Cannabis and the CMA website contains information on the CMA’s work on cannabis and guidance for doctors related to medical and non-medical use cannabis.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) website PregnancyInfo.ca delivers evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth to the Canadian public and health care professionals, and features information about cannabis and pregnancy/breastfeeding.

The Saskatchewan Medical Association has gathered physician-specific information related to cannabis use. 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan has important information physicians need to know about their bylaws before prescribing medical cannabis. You can learn more by visiting their medical cannabis website.

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4. For Nurses and Nursing Professionals

Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) website includes:
  • fact sheets;
  • webinars in both French and English; and, 
  • information about preparations for the legalization of non-medical cannabis, which emphasizes public health and a harm reduction approach, and outlines the role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the use of medical cannabis.
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5. For Pharmacists and Pharmacy Professionals

It could be dangerous using cannabis or medical marijuana with other substances such as illicit (street) drugs, medications (prescription and over-the-counter), supplements and herbal products. This can include:

  • drugs which cause drowsiness (sleeping pills, tranquilizers, some pain medications, some allergy or cold medications, anti-seizure medications); and
  • antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, anti-depressants, stomach acid inhibitors, certain antibiotic and antifungal medications, certain heart medications, and Saint John's Wort.

For more information, speak to your professional organization or visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-use-marijuana/licensed-producers/consumer-information-cannabis-marihuana-marijuana.html.

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6. Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Medical cannabis (marijuana) has been available in Canada since 2016. For more information, visit Health Canada's Medicinal Use Marijuana page.

RxFiles in Saskatchewan has developed two resources related to medical cannabis that may be useful:

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