Cannabis and you: Age matters

Attention international students! Did you know that cannabis – otherwise known as weed or marijuana – impacts your brain differently depending on your age? If you are younger than 25 or 26 years old, your brain is still developing. This means that if you use cannabis during this time, you are impacting your brain development,…

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Cannabis and you: Impacts on you

Cannabis use has both short term and long term impacts on our health, and these can be seen in the form of physical, cognitive, and psychological and emotional impacts. Short term impacts In low doses: In high doses: If you would like to download a PDF of our infographic to share with others, please feel…

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Cannabis and you: Mental health

Although many people will use cannabis to cope with mental health concerns, it is important to understand that cannabis can have a negative impact on our mental health if used frequently, and if we begin using it as teenagers. The earlier in life you begin using cannabis the higher your risk of developing mental health…

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Cannabis and you

Last year BIPOC USHR was able to get a small microgrant from Health Canada to help educate international students on the health impacts of cannabis. For so many the belief is that cannabis use is harmless, but that is not what the research tells us. We hope that through this educational campaign we are able…

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