Mental Health Commission of Canada
Cannabis and mental health.
Accurate Creative assists with five year cannabis research plan.
Government of Canada designates $10 million to Cannabis Mental Health Research
With one of the world’s highest consumption rates, Canada has become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for non-medicinal purposes. Legalizing cannabis use presents great opportunity for researchers to weigh in on the effects it has on mental health.
The Government of Canada has designated $10 million dollars to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to support a five-year research plan. The two main objectives will be to improve research in the future and to create a foundation that helps to mobilize knowledge. The research will also provide an in-depth look into both the risks and benefits of cannabis and its relationship to mental health, with special emphasis placed on understanding the most effective treatments for addiction.
Accurate collaborated with MHCC and our writing partners at Ascribe to develop an informative two-pager. We outlined key facts about cannabis use, the MHCC’s planned areas of research; their main objectives; and a call for partners to aid in increasing the understanding of cannabis’ effect on mental health through research.