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  1. Learn About Cannabis (marijuana)

    [Info Sheet]

    Cannabis is the scientific name for the hemp plant. Its leaves and flowers—often called marijuana—contain a psychoactive (mind altering) resin that can affect how we feel, think and act. It comes in various forms, including dried leaves and flowers or ‘bu ...

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  2. Cannabis Glossary

    [Visions Article]

    These definitions are adapted from trustworthy sources. We hope they will help readers to better understand some of the special terms used in this issue. They are purposely brief and in plain language. As such, these definitions may not include all nuance ...

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  3. Vaporizers

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    We’re regularly exposed to anti-smoking campaigns. Ads on TV, on websites and on buses warn us about the health risks linked to smoking cigarettes. Tobacco smoke contains many harmful substances that can lead to cancer, heart disease, stroke and lung dise ...

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  4. Compassion Clubs

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    The BC Compassion Club Society can now claim “12 years of civil disobedience and 12 years of non-profit medical cannabis distribution in Canada.... The BCCCS will continue to work towards ensuring that those who use cannabis as a medicine never have to ch ...

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  5. Cannabis Use and Youth: A parent's guide

      English PDF | More Info Sheets Everywhere you turn today, it seems somebody is talking about cannabis. ...

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  6. Safer Cannabis Use: Marijuana, hash, hash oil

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      English PDF | More from the Safer Use series Reduce your risk of lung problems, mental health problems and legal issues. ...

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  7. Mending the Gaps

    [Visions Article]

    Engaging in meaningful dialogue with young people about cannabis Barbara M. Moffat, MSN, and Joy L. Johnson, PhD, RN, FCAHS Reprinted from "Mind-Body Connection" issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 10 (2), p. 37 In the film CYCLES, a fictional drama ...

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  8. Marijuana Use by Youth

    [Visions Article]

    Marijuana use by youth is far from a new phenomenon. Many adults likely recall their own experiences with marijuana as teenagers; some may still use marijuana today. Because of their experiences, adults may have a tendency to brush aside the issue, or to ...

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  9. Editor's Message: Cannabis

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    After our Visions issues on alcohol and tobacco, I’d been hoping for some time to round out the trilogy with cannabis ...

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  10. What Do We Know About Cannabis?

    [Visions Article]

    “Marihuana is not an approved therapeutic product and the provision of this information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the use of this product, or marihuana generally, by Health Canada. Since this marihuana product has not been authorized ...

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