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CANADIANS HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CANNABIS.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS OF CANNABIS USE?

DR. ELAINE HYSHKA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HEALTH POLICY We know that people who tend to smoke every day or very frequently

are at more risk for experiencing negative health outcomes.

And some of those health outcomes include things like respiratory effects,

such as chronic bronchitis.

You're at increased risk for developing

cannabis use problems or cannabis use disorder.

Smoking tobacco, for example, certainly increases your risk of cancer,

but the science and evidence related to the risk of cancer

with cannabis is less clear.

DR. PHIL TIBBO PROFESSOR, PSYCHIATRY Definitely, if somebody's been using for a long period of time,

with a high amount of cannabis use, it can have negative consequences,

psychologically, as well as in other areas as well,

such as mental health and cognition.

There is a number of strategies you can take

to reduce your risk while you're using cannabis.

It's best to avoid mixing it with alcohol or with other drugs.

You should never drive after consuming cannabis.

YOUR CANNABIS QUESTIONS, ANSWERED.

A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.

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