Cannabis

The legalization of cannabis in Canada has opened up a new area of research. Or scientific teams are investigating the benefits of different components of cannabis, through the careful lens of youth care.

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Research Projects

  1. Cyberbullying involvement, parental support, and cannabis use among adolescents

    13/08/2022

    Our results showed that cyberbullying involvement in any role (i.e., cyberbullying victim only, cyberbullying perpetrator only, or cyberbullying perpetrator-victim) was associated with greater odds of cannabis use after adjusting for important covariates. Results further indicated that higher parental support was associated with lower odds of cannabis use in a dose-response fashion. Higher parental support was also associated with a lower risk of cyberbullying involvement.

  2. Potential Benefit of Add-on Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: A Case Series

    29/06/2021

    Based on our experiences and reports in the literature, we propose that, in patients who fail management with an initial trial of high-dose CBD-focused therapy, there may be a role for add-on THC-focused formulations.

  3. Maternal cannabis use in pregnancy and child neurodevelopmental outcomes

    10/08/2020

    With the legalization of recreational cannabis in many jurisdictions, there is concern about potentially adverse childhood outcomes related to prenatal exposure.

  4. Cannabis treatment in children with epilepsy: Practices of Canadian neurologists

    04/03/2020

    The majority of Canadian pediatric neurologists consider using cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy in children. With many gaps in evidence and high patient-driven demand for cannabis therapy, this survey provides immediate information from the “wisdom of the crowd,” to aid neurologists until further evidence is available.

  5. Cannabis use for therapeutic purposes by children and youth at a tertiary teaching hospital in Canada: A retrospective chart review

    02/03/2020

    Medically supervised cannabis use occurred most often in patients with intractable or refractory seizures. According to these data, seizure response is variable, and initial decreases may be transient for pediatric patients using cannabis. To ensure greater consistency and rigour in the conduct of prospective research and thus to generate better-quality research on the therapeutic effects of medical cannabis, development of a standardized care record is needed.

  6. Association Between Self-reported Prenatal Cannabis Use and Maternal, Perinatal, and Neonatal Outcomes

    18/06/2019

    Among pregnant women in Ontario, Canada, reported cannabis use was significantly associated with an increased risk of preterm birth.

  7. Trends and correlates of cannabis use in pregnancy: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2017

    01/11/2018

    Cannabis use in pregnancy has increased since 2012 in Ontario and was reported in about 2% of pregnancies in 2017.

Researchers

  1. Melanie Bechard

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  2. Jean-Philippe Chaput

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  3. Daniel Corsi

    Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  4. Deshayne Fell

    Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  5. Erick Sell

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  6. Christina Vadeboncoeur

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  7. Régis Vaillancourt

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  8. Richard Webster

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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