UVic Ideafest Talk: "Youth and cannabis: Does legal mean safe?"

The CFYS hosted two events for Ideafest 2019. Youth and cannabis: Does legal mean safe? focused on the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and its impact on youth. CFYS Research Fellow, Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater, Dr. Megan Ames and Dr. Paweena Sukhawathanakul presented long-standing research on the effects of cannabis on youth, as well as recent studies on the impact of legalization on use patterns among young people. There was also discussion on the many myths associated with cannabis youth, as well as how parents, teachers and youth-serving agencies can talk about cannabis effectively with youth populations.