If you live in Vancouver, chances are you’ve noticed medical marijuana dispensaries popping up in neighbourhoods here, there and everywhere. Has this made marijuana seem more acceptable, and possibly, less harmful than we once thought? Is marijuana legal? If weed is medical and natural does this mean it’s ‘healthy’? If we’re confused as adults, imagine how muddled things must seem for teenagers.
If you’re a parent or caregiver, you might be asking yourself how you can talk to your teen or pre-teen about marijuana in a landscape that keeps changing. We need to start considering, for example, are there health differences to smoking weed when one is 14 or 15 year olds versus 35 year olds? How does the cannabis culture in Vancouver inform perspectives for high school aged youth about what’s healthy and what’s normal when it comes to pot use?
Join us on Tuesday April 14th from 7-9pm at Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium (2600 East Broadway) as we explore Vancouver’s changing cannabis culture and the impacts for youth. Check out the event poster
for more details.
We’ll hear from key voices involved in youth substance use research and medical cannabis dispensaries. And you’ll have a chance to learn more about how to have meaningful conversations with your teen about drug use and marijuana.
The Vancouver Technical Secondary School Parent Advisory Committee, the SACY Initiative
and VCH are hosting the forum.