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Cannabis Prevalence and Interventions in Inuit Communities – A literature review

Project Description

This report presents the findings of a scoping review conducted to inform a larger project with Inuit women, youth, and their partners that will develop an awareness and education campaign that encompasses a harm reduction approach to cannabis use. The scoping review sought to identify and summarize academic and grey literature about:

1. Cannabis use by Inuit and by Indigenous peoples in Canada overall; and

2. Effective substance use interventions described and evaluated by/for Indigenous peoples in Canada (including culture and land-based interventions, gender and trauma informed interventions, and strengthbased wholistic interventions).

Given the limited evidence on cannabis use and interventions amongst Inuit, the literature review was expanded to include information about cannabis prevalence for Indigenous peoples in Canada and circumpolar regions and substance use treatment interventions for Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Project Details

Department Health
Year Published 2020
Available in Inuktitut, English