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Spotlight on cannabis

Expert views

In large part, cannabis has been legalized to better ensure population health and safety. Nonetheless, legalization of cannabis is a significant societal change and provokes fear in some people. Expert Views, a section that is constantly updated, tracks emerging issues linked to legalization.

Demystifying cannabis

All sorts of ideas about cannabis are going around. Some are well-founded; others are based on myths and spread without being questioned. Here are a few of these myths, with comments provided by experts.

 

Myth: using cannabis every day means you're addicted. (in french)

Laurence Darcy, D.Ps.
Project Manager and Dependency Specialist, Institut universitaire sur les dépendances

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Myth: drinking alcohol isn't as bad as using cannabis. (in french)

Laurence Darcy, D.Ps.
Experte en intervention des toxicomanies

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Myth: all cannabis products have the same effects. (in french)

Laurence Darcy, D.Ps.
Experte en intervention des toxicomanies

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Myth: cannabis turns you into a dropout. (in french)

Jean-Sébastien Fallu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Psychoeducation, University of Montreal
Researcher, Institut universitaire sur les dépendances

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Myth: driving under the influence of cannabis isn’t dangerous. (in french)

Jean-Sébastien Fallu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Psychoeducation, University of Montreal
Researcher, Institut universitaire sur les dépendances

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Myth: legalizing cannabis will increase consumption. (in french)

Émilie Dansereau, M.A.
Content specialist and file manager, Association pour la santé publique du Québec

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Myth: cannabis relieves anxiety.

Dr Didier Jutras-Aswad
Researcher at the CHUM Research Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal

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Cannabis conversations

Dr. Robert Perreault discusses cannabis and health with recognized experts in a series of video vignettes.

Cannabis and prevention in youth (in french)

Description de l’entrevue : Patricia Conrod, Ph.D., Researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, discusses cannabis use prevention for youth. She presents her study results following a group of adolescents in Montreal and reflects upon potential solutions.

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Cannabis : composition chimique

Hubert Marceau, chimiste (B. Sc. Chimie des produits naturels) et directeur du développement chez Laboratoire Phytochemia discute de la composition chimique du cannabis.s.

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Cannabis : métabolisme par inhalation

Hubert Marceau, chimiste (B. Sc. Chimie des produits naturels) et directeur du développement chez Laboratoire Phytochemia discute du métabolisme par inhalation.

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Cannabis : métabolisme par ingestion

Hubert Marceau, chimiste (B. Sc. Chimie des produits naturels) et directeur du développement chez Laboratoire Phytochemia discute du métabolisme par ingestion.

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Cannabis and harm reduction (in french)

Laurence D’Arcy, D.Ps from Institut universitaire sur les dépendances, discusses the harm reduction approach at the heart of the Cannabis Act and suggests tips to lower the risks associated with cannabis use.

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Cannabis and mental health (in french)

Dr Didier Jutras-Aswad, psychiatrist  and researcher at the  CHUM research center, discusses the effects of cannabis on mental health (psychosis and cognitive function) and the state of cannabis research.

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Cannabis, legal status and school environments (in french)

Jean-Sébastien Fallu, Associate Professor at the School of Psychoeducation at Université de Montréal, talks about societal issues surrounding the change in the legal status of cannabis as well as issues for the educational community.

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Last Update : 12 November 2019