There are different levels of knowledge about cannabis, and both long held and emerging beliefs & attitudes about how it affects our health. Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs are affected by age, education, culture and gender. Further, gender related factors and culture influence all gender groups in determining how cannabis is used and perceived. These include gendered perceptions of cannabis use and which routes of administration are preferred, as well as beliefs about how cannabis affects individuals differently (or the same), dependent on their sex or gender. The resources below dive into what beliefs and attitudes influence cannabis use.


Beliefs and Perceptions Research Summary (English)
Croyances et perceptions résumé de recherche (Français)
Research Summary Methodology (English)
Méthodologie du Sommaire de Recherche (Français)