Research Network

What is the research network?

One of the primary goals of the CCIC is to consolidate a network of cannabis and cannabinoid researchers in Canada. This network has been established to act as a directory for the diverse research that is occuring with respect to cannabis and cannabinoid research in Canada, within both the medical and non-medical context.

This network is divided into 6 research nodes which organize researchers, research initiatives and upcoming educational events in defined regions across Canada. Researchers within the network are categorized as primarily identifying with research in the domain of basic/experimental science, clinical research or public health/epidemiolgy.

Regional node map

For further information about research and events that are occuring within each research node in Canada, or to become integrated into the research network itself, please contact the Lead for each of the regional nodes through the links below.

Launching MC-RWE

The Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence study

MC-RWE Study under Dr. Hance Clarke is recruiting patients and prescribers evaluating genetically verified medical cannabis products and validated patient-reported outcomes.

Get involved in research!

For more information, go to our website

From here, you can learn more about e-portal access, or download a copy of the medical document to be faxed

To contact the study coordinator, reach out to the study coordinator at 416-340-4800 x 4251 or Email at

If you’re ready to sign on to the e-portal as a recruiting prescriber, click here

Cannabis in the treatment of anxiety disorders

The MacAnxiety Research Centre at McMaster University ( is currently recruiting patients for an 8-week research study using cannabis oil capsules, where we hope to evaluate how CBD or a combination of CBD and THC may be used to improve the symptoms of anxiety disorders.

The principal investigator is Dr. Michael Van Ameringen

The study is being conducted at MacAnxiety Research Centre in Hamilton, Ontario

For additional information, please call (905)921-7644, or


This study has been reviewed and approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board under REB# 5748

Medical Cannabis in Schools Study

Are you a caregiver of a child taking medical cannabis, or a clinician who authorizes medical cannabis for children?

Families, caregivers and clinicians who support children using medical cannabis may be faced with challenges. Many children are required to have a dose of their cannabis-based therapy during the day at schools. Administrative policies in schools vary across the provinces and territories.

We are conducting a study to learn more about the experiences of parents and caregivers of children who take medical cannabis and clinicians who authorize medical cannabis for children, regarding medical cannabis in schools. Participation will involve a one-on-one interview with a researcher.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know here and a research team member will be in touch:

This study was approved by the Behavioural Research Ethics Board at the University of Saskatchewan (BEH# 2804) on July 23, 2021

For more information, please contact:

Holly Mansell,
Associate Professor of Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan
Telephone: 306-966-1512


Related and Affiliated Organizations

The CCIC is proud to promote organizations who share a similar vision to us in supporting research and bringing about balanced and evidence based-education regarding cannabis to the public, this includes smaller regional research networks that have integrated with the CCIC.

Health Canada:

Health Canada is the department of the Canadian government with responsibility for national public health. The Health Canada information webpage relating to cannabis can be found here:

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA):

The CCSA seeks to fill gaps in knolwedge, provide practical resources and evidence informed solutions to promote the reduction of harms associated with substance use and addiction. The primary website of the CCSA can be found here: and their section focused on cannabis can be found here:

Access CCSA’s Canadian Cannabis Research Database here:

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster University:

This centre focuses on curating evidence-based content, conducting cutting-edge research and creating a network of medicinal cannabis professionals.

Toronto Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Consortium:

A network of researchers from the University of Toronto and Affiliated Health Services Network who are actively engaged in health research on cannabis and cannabinoids.

Cannabis Research Initiative of Saskatchewan (CRIS):

An interdisciplinary research team exploring the application of cannabinoids and cannabis derivatives to humans and animals, for health, disease and disorders, based at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS):

The ICRS is the worlds foremost research organization devoted to scientific cannabinoid research which has been having annual scientific conferences since 1990.

The ICRS main website can be found at

International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM):

The IACM is an association which acts to advance knowledge on cannabis, cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system and related topcis, especially with regard to their therapeutic potential.

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