Take Care with Cannabis is a harm-reduction resource available through VCH to help protect the well-being of people who smoke cannabis recreationally.
“It’s our responsibility as health care professionals to ensure that anyone who chooses to use cannabis has clear information about how they can take better care when using,” said Dr. John Carsley, Medical Health Officer, VCH. “While cannabis is illegal in Canada, the reality is that a significant portion of the population uses it. And when they use it, it’s our desire to see them be as safe as possible.”
Take Care with Cannabis is a clear, concise and accessible resource. It provides safer-use information for people who choose to use cannabis recreationally, and was developed by Vancouver Coastal Health in partnership with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research.
The resource builds on the findings of a recent Canadian Institutes for Health study that determined more than one in 10 adults and approximately one in three youth reported using cannabis in the last year.
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