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  1. Cannabis (Marijuana) and Psychosis

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   People at risk for schizophrenia who use cannabis get their first symptoms at a younger age, and people with a mental illness who use cannabis have a harder time in their recovery. ...

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  2. Cannabis and Mental Health

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      English PDF | More Info Sheets Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has a complicated reputation. On one hand, some people use cannabis as medicine. On the other hand, others link it to mental health problems. So what do we know? Does cannabis cause psych ...

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  3. Cannabis and Psychosis

    [Visions Article]

    What is cannabis and how does it affect the brain? Cannabis is a flowering herb, originally from Asia. It has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes, including drug use. Cannabis is now the world’s most popular recreational drug. In BC ...

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  4. Cannabis Background

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    Cannabis is the scientific name for the hemp plant. The hemp plant has roots, a stalk, leaves, flowers and seeds. There are three species of the hemp plant: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. ...

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  5. Cannabis Glossary

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    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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  6. 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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  7. Cannabis, Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Canada

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    When we study the harmful impact of substances in Canada, cannabis, tobacco and alcohol are often the focus. This is because many more people use these drugs than drugs like heroin and ecstasy. All substance use brings some risk of harm. The harms from su ...

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  8. Cannabis: A mental challenge

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    How the effects of cannabis use on mental health has been reported—and the way people look at this information—has a long and colourful history. Cannabis use goes back thousands of years. But the current pattern of use—smoked cannabis and oral preparation ...

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  9. 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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  10. 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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