Resources for Youth who Use Cannabis
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.
As of October 17, 2018, it will be legal for adults in Canada to use cannabis (pot, weed, marijuana) for non-medicinal or recreational purposes.
A strength of Canada’s updated approach will be the inclusion of substance use harm reduction approaches, which give youth the tools they need to make knowledgeable choices about their health and help them in reducing risks and harms linked to cannabis use. Studies carried out in the last few years show that youth are not always clear on how cannabis use may lead to increased risk and harms, especially harms that develop with more use over time. Youth workers and service providers in the sector are in a unique position to provide important information. This information sheet highlights various cannabis resources available for youth and service providers working with youth in Ontario.