Cannabis (Marijuana)

Niagara Statistics

In Niagara, cannabis is the second most commonly used drug among secondary students after alcohol. Find out more about cannabis use among youth in Niagara.

Cannabis Laws

Learn about Ontario's plan for the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

Can using cannabis harm my health?

Cannabis can be harmful to mental and physical health, especially if someone uses:

  • At an early age
  • Frequently
  • Large amounts
  • With other drugs, like tobacco or alcohol
  • Products that have higher THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol)

More about the potential health effects of using cannabis.

Edible Cannabis

Edible cannabis products (edibles) are products that you eat or drink. If you choose to use, consider the following:

  • Everyone's response to cannabis is different
  • Start low - choose products with a low amount of THC and an equal or higher amount of CBD
  • Go slow - it can take up to four hours to feel the full effects
  • It can be hard to tell the difference between edibles and non-cannabis containing products
  • Properly label and store products to avoid unintentional ingestion by children and pets

Cannabis Use and Psychosis Information and Treatment

Psychotic symptoms that may be triggered from overuse of cannabis includes:

  • Paranoia
  • Disorganized thoughts and speech
  • Delusional thinking
  • Hallucinations

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, treatment is available.

More information on cannabis use and psychosis:

Treatment

Local options for addiction treatment in Niagara include:

Resources

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