3. The International Cannabis Toolkit (iCannToolkit): a first necessary step to integrate global multidisciplinary evidence on cannabis related risks and benefits

Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 - 16:50 to 18:20


There is limited consensus internationally about the minimum standards to measure cannabis use. Therefore, the multidisciplinary evidence on the psychosocial, neurocognitive, clinical and public health correlates of cannabis use cannot be readily integrated. We aim to present a consensusbased framework for the universal measurement of cannabis use: the international cannabis toolkit (iCannToolkit). Method/ approach A Delphi methodology was used by 25 international expert cannabis researchers to agree on a framework for minimum standards to measure cannabis use globally, in diverse settings and across all disciplines.

The iCannToolkit consists of a framework comprising 3-layers: universal measures, detailed selfreport and biological measures. The layers reflect distinct research priorities and minimum standards, costs and ease of implementation. Discussions The consistent use of the iCannToolkit in research, public health, clinical practice and medical settings would enable harmonising the international evidence on the risks and benefits of cannabis use. Additional work is needed to develop valid and precise measurement of medical and nonmedical cannabis use in licit and illicit settings, and to validate cannabis measurement across cultures.


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