Recreational Drugs

Cannabis Legalization in Canada

On October 17th, 2018, using cannabis (“marijuana” or “weed”), was legalized in Canada. Here is some important information you should know.

Our Clinic team continues to advise our patients not to smoke weed. Why?

1. Your health

Many people with 22q have heart conditions and may struggle with learning difficulties, anxiety or schizophrenia.

Using weed can be dangerous for people with heart conditions.

Using weed can cause psychotic episodes, for example, hallucinations and paranoia.

Marijuana tends to worsen memory, concentration and the ability to think and make decisions.

2. Problems with the law

It is still illegal to cross the Canadian border to the United States with weed.

Using weed and driving is illegal. Driving high increases your chance of being in a crash, and immediate effects of smoking weed can last for more than 24 hours.

It is illegal to use weed at work.

We can help!

If you have questions about the safety of using marijuana in your own case, please contact our Clinic at 416-340-5145 to make an appointment with one of our doctors.

See also:

Emergency Department Visits For Cannabis Use Were Related To A Later Healthcare Visit For An Anxiety Disorder

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