Facilitator: Dr. Karen Leslie, M.Ed., FRCP(C).
Learn current trends for cannabis use along with the risk factors for cannabis use disorders in teens. Gain an overview of the two main cannabinoids, THC and CBD and their effects with respect to adolescents’ physical and mental health. Participants will also about the evidence for the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children and teens. Several different scenarios will be used to present and discuss some of the ways in which adolescents who used cannabis regularly may experience difficulties with their health and wellbeing along with the complex interplay between social, familial, academic and health factors.