CSRT and RTSO Position Statement on Respiratory Health and Cannabis
The use and availability of cannabis in Canada changes with the enactment of Bill-C45 that provides legal access to cannabis and regulates its production, distribution and sale.
Respiratory therapists have been advocates of lung health since the inception of the profession. As professional societies representing respiratory therapists in Canada, the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario have released a position paper and recommendations to protect the health of the populations served by our members. Consistent with our organizations’ mandates to advocate for respiratory therapists and the communities we serve, these recommendations focus on reducing the potential health risks associated with cannabis use, and on developing policy to protect the health of the public.