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How Cannabis Affects Your Health

 Cannabis, like any other drugs, can be harmful to your health. The risks are increased when:

  • use begins in the teen years;
  • cannabis is used on a daily or near-daily basis;.
  • the person using cannabis has a personal or family history of substance use and/or mental health problems.

Check out some of the health risks highlighted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), such as mental health problems, impaired motor coordination and judgement, effects on the respiratory system and risk of using during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Sometimes we need to talk about why, how much, or how often we, or a family member, uses drugs or alcohol. If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulty with alcohol use, drug use or coping, visit our Where to Get Help page for a listing of supports and services. 
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