Marijuana: What teens think...what does it mean?
Date & Time: May. 4, 2017 7:00 PM - May. 5, 2017 11:00 AM
Location: Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward (Use North Entrance)
Presented by: Lambton Public Health and Lambton Drug Awareness Action Committee
Parent/Guardian Information Session
May 4, 2017, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Professionals and Agencies
May 5, 2017, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Anna McKiernan, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, explores findings of Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis report. Canadian youth have one of the highest rates of cannabis use worldwide. Average age of initiation for cannabis use among Canadian youth is 15.4 years (Statistics Canada, 2016).
Youth are unclear on the effects and harms of cannabis, which could put them at an increased risk. This is concerning as brain development and mental health can be compromised if cannabis use, particularly frequent use, is initiated in early adolescence.
For more information about the event contact:
Terry Easterby, Health Promoter
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