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Young People In NL Consume More Cannabis Than Other Provinces: Addictions Counsellor


September 4th, 2018
  • NEW Young People In NL Consume More Cannabis Than Other Provinces: Addictions Counsellor

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    Young people in Newfoundland and Labrador consume cannabis at a higher rate than almost any other province according to an addictions counsellor with Eastern Health, who believes any education program should pay close attention to youth (ages 15-24.)

    Recreational marijuana will become legal on October 17th, making Canada the largest country in the world to legalize pot.

    Many people who have never tried the drug before are expected to give it a try and others who smoked as teenagers are expected to try it again when it becomes legal.

    Counsellor Wayne Bishop says that has been the trend in other jurisdictions which have legalized pot.

    Bishop expects to see a spike in usage following legalization, and then a drop.

    Bishop says there is a lot of conflicting information out there about marijuana, so education is vital.

    He says we have to look at the harmful effects, development of the brain, THC content, and impaired driving.

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    Posted on September 4th, 2018