S1E1 - Why Worry? - Harm Reduction and Cannabis

Episode Description:
"First, do no harm."  Kirk, a nurse, and Trevor, a pharmacist always make sure the treatments they offer their patients don't make the patient's lives worse.  What about cannabis?  Will it do more harm than good?  Listen to the interview with Dr. Sherry Fandry from the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.
 
Music:
 
Kai Michaluk
 
Links:
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. 
 
The following section presents context and evidence summaries, as well as the LRCUG’s 10 recommendations for people who use cannabis. Note that these recommendations are mainly aimed at non-medical cannabis use. 

 

Cannabis is a favourite recreational drug of Canadians, along with alcohol and tobacco. Like those drugs, cannabis (popularly known as marijuana) is associated with a variety of health harms. Unlike those drugs, cannabis is illegal, prohibited under the same federal and international drug statutes as heroin and cocaine. www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/influencing_public_policy/Documents/CAMHCannabisPolicyFramework.pdf

AFM is a Crown agency that is committed to being a foundation of excellence in providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours.
 
Cannabis - Information and Resources -  
 
 

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