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  1. The Legal History and Cultural Experience of Cannabis

    [Visions Article]

    The legal history of cannabis (marijuana) in Canada is a tale of ban, or prohibition of ‘the drug.’ For much of the past century, its use, for any reason, has been considered criminal under the law. Yet this is a plant that can be grown and prepared for u ...

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  2. 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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  3. When Help is Not at Hand

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    In British Columbia, close to 15% of children and youth suffer from a range of mental health issues: 6.5% experience anxiety and 2% suffer depression. 1 One in seven children and youth experience mental health problems serious enough to cause significant ...

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  4. Tips for Cutting Back

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    People develop patterns of cannabis use that fit their needs. As their needs change, people tend to change their patterns of use. For some this means stopping the use of cannabis completely. For others it means stopping temporarily or cutting back. ...

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  5. The Health Effects of Medical Marijuana Project (HEMMP)

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    A growing number of people with chronic illnesses use marijuana to help them cope with their symptoms. In fact, it is estimated that up to one million Canadians use marijuana for its medicinal effects. 1 There are a limited number of clinical trials suppo ...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Cannabis Use and Youth: A parent's guide

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Everywhere you turn today, it seems somebody is talking about cannabis. ...

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

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      PDF | More from the Safer Use series Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Reduce your risk of lung problems, mental health problems and legal issues. ...

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  10. Mending the Gaps

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    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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