Chapter 1: Cannabis

This chapter includes the interactive presentation which covers the following subtopics linked to cannabis: historical uses, legal vs. illegal practices, extraction and processing, cannabis pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and cannabis and its metabolites in biological fluids. A case from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) highlights cannabis testing, analysis and interpretation.

The podcast is a combination of current news and practical challenges on the topic of cannabis in forensic science, in addition to highlights from several CanLII cases where cannabis played an integral role.


Interactive Presentation

Please use the navigation arrows located at the bottom centre of the presentation window to move through the 71 slides in this interactive presentation.

There are also 7 questions throughout the presentation, which you will receive immediate feedback on and can retry multiple times.

Slides: Module I Ch 1 Cannabis



In this podcast episode (32:02), Dr. Sanela Martic discusses the toxicology of Cannabis involved in actual forensic cases. She walks us through three case studies while offering reflections after each.

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Audio Transcript

Clicking the link below will open the audio transcript for this podcast episode in a new window. You will then have the option to download the pdf file if you choose to.

Chapter 1: Cannabis – TRANSCRIPT


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