Recreational Cannabis – Facts and Myths

Is cannabis addictive? Can I drive after using cannabis? Is cannabis a “gateway” drug?

There are so many questions and information circulating about recreational cannabis – how do you tell the fact from the fiction?

Eastern Health addictions prevention consultants, Tracey Sharpe-Smith and Wayne Bishop, discuss the facts versus the fiction on recreational cannabis.

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To learn more about how to talk to your kids about cannabis use, please visit:
The Cannabis Talk Kit (Drug Free Kids Canada)
Cannabis Communication Guide for Youth Allies (The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)

There are lower risk cannabis use guidelines for Canadians to help them reduce the risks and harms associated with cannabis use should they choose to use it. For more information, visit:
Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

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