The social and cultural aspects of gender – such as norms, roles, identities and relations – and the biological factors associated with sex – such as hormones, reproduction, anatomy, metabolism and genetics – interact to influence everyone’s health. In a changing landscape of cannabis policy in Canada, it is very important to understand how sex and gender intersect with a range of other characteristics to influence cannabis use, and we strive to analyze data on all genders if available. In order to make empowered health decisions for ourselves, and to guide service provision, research, and policy, it is vital to use a sex, gender and equity analysis of cannabis use in policy and practice responses.

Three friends, a middle-aged man and woman and younger man, sitting on the grass in a park, smoking cannabis.


Why Women Use Cannabis (English)
Pourquoi les Femmes Consomment du Cannabis (Français)
The Ways Women Use Cannabis (English)
Façons dont les femmes consomment le cannabis (Français)
Some Alternatives to Using Cannabis to Cope with Stress (English)
Quelques Pistes Pour Faire Face au Stress Sans Cannabis (Français)
Sex Gender and Cannabis Report
Equitable Approaches
Sex, Gender and Equity Analyses
Integrating Sex and Gender Informed Evidence into Your Practices
New Challenges: Developing Gendered and Equitable Responses to Involuntary Exposures to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Cannabis Vaping
Missing in Action: Sex and Gender in Substance Use Research
Developing Equitable Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction and the Routes of Administration (ROAs)
Health Effects
Experiences of Psychosis and Cannabis Research Summary (English)
Expériences de Psychose et Cannabis Sommaire de Recherche (Français)
Depression and Anxiety Research Summary (English)
Dépression et Anxiété Sommaire de Recherche (Français)
Sex, Gender and Cannabis Nicotine Vaping in Youth
Sex, Gender and Cannabis Use: A Scoping Literature Review on Health Effects
Sex and Gender Interactions on the Use and Impact of Recreational Cannabis