The Shaping Future Investments in Community-Based Research on Cannabis and Mental Health forum relied on the expertise of people with lived experience of substance use and/or mental health problems and illnesses, family members, caregivers, policy makers, and community-based researchers to discuss appropriate approaches to and topics for community-based research.
The event had four main goals:
• Develop a common understanding of community-based research and its foundational principles.
• Identify research priorities in cannabis and mental health to inform the MHCC’s upcoming request for community-based research proposals.
• Share current evidence and research gaps in cannabis and mental health.
• Develop recommendations for participants’ ongoing involvement throughout the project’s life cycle.